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WHEN the worthy quintessencer and most 
respectable traveller in the subterranean 
Heaven, Master Beroalde, of fragrant 
and delectable memory, had reduced into 
elemental powder and sopho-spagyrick dust all 
his worldly goods and found himself so sophisti- 
cated, metallurgised, suffused, salivated, and petro- 
bolised that he had not a crown in his pouch, he 
cried out without caring who heard him, Accursed 
be my furnace, and proceeded to drive his servant 
away, which was wrong, for he was a canon, and 
as such should not have endeavoured to be better 
than his neighbours, who were all canons, and who 
all kept serving-maids. Hence we may conclude 
that he was extremely annoyed and desperately 
despairing, which indeed was the case, for he had 
passed the following articles through the furnace 
without any result : — 

Item. — Twelve meadows by the river. 

Item. — A house, by the same. 

Item. — Three orchards. 

Item. — A vineyard. , 

Item. — A medlar tree, bearing one hundred 

sacks of medlars every year. 
Item. — Three cows, whose tails had been 

docked as a sign of mortification, 

to show that they were theological 

animals. 
Item. — A house with a garden in the best street 

of Tours (where can one find in these 

days such a house and such a garden 

as this was ?). 
Item. — Three thousand crowns ; and there re- 

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mained not a farthing or an apple, or 
a wine-flask, or a blade of grass, or a 
medlar. — Amen. 

The devil take those who endeavour to lead us 
the wrong way and make us meddle with metals, 
or medals ; persons whose throats are dry with 
smoke so that they cannot taste good wine ! Let 
tis leave such men and their devices and search 
for the delectable quintessence of the true Alchemy 
and the first matter of the world, which cannot 
thus be obtained, since it is mystagorical and 
resides in the mountains of the Moon. Be silent ! 
This is the true path, and it was opened to the 
Canon Beroaldus that very night in which he 
cursed his furnace ; and for seven days he was not 
to be found in his stall, nor anywhere else. At 
this much popular indignation was aroused, for his 
disappearance was connected, with his sending 
away his poor girl, who had served him well and 
theologically, and had done her best. But people 
said that the produce of his own country was not 
good enough for Beroaldus, and he was gone to 
Paris to see what he could find. There were 
some in the chapter who said he had thereby 
offended ecclesiastically, and should be ad- 
monished to be content with what came to his 
hand, like the countryman of whom it is said that 
on whatever, or whomsoever, he put his hand, he 
did it with all his might. Some of the canons, 
however, thought differently, and a dispute arose 
concerning warming-pans. (I make no apology for 
using theological terms, for the story is a theological 
one.) 

Stay ! Let us argue no more, but search for the 
cause of things, which is to be found in certain 
circular vessels well known to cenologists, and the 
brethren of the Holy Jar. This treatise teaches 
the true way of the Spagyrick Quest, and is the most 
opuscular of all opusculums, opus-coleorum, as an 

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old canon used to call it, but he lived in the old 
scholastic days, when ecclesiastics could dispute 
in mode and figure. 

Beroaldus then having foresworn his furnace, 
became in a state to receive grace ex congruo ;■ 
which is a theological mystery not to be disputed, 
though some persons have not been able to under- 
stand how he could receive anything ex congruo 
after sending away his maid. Peace ! do not 
tamper with the faith, or your fate will be like that 
of the student who undertook to see a girl named 
Faith home from the fair, and was afterwards 
burnt alive for heresy : he had tampered with 
Faith. Let this be a lesson to you. 

The canon sat alone in his room, which smelt 
like the Bottomless Pit smells on melting-day when 
there is a heavy consignment of fat heretics, smug 
water-drinkers, and blasphemers of joyous diver- 
sions to be boiled down. His furnace was empty; 
the room was dark, and the books sat still on the 
shelves, looking about as lively as an (Ecumenical 
Council, a row of empty bottles, or the Three Bar- 
bels on the sign. Thus dark and drear sat Beroalde 
in his room, when, as he gazed before him, expecting 
I do not know what, there rose a light at the 
window, which grew brighter and brighter, fumes 
of sweet-scented vapour, smelling like the incense 
at the Introit, gathered below and above and all 
around the light so glorious, and in the midst and 
inmost brightness Beroalde saw written these high 
and famous sentences, which are the essence, 
groundwork, foundation ante scecula, interior mean- 
ing, full commentary, perspicuous gloss, hypo- 
thetical symbol, cabalistic import, and gnostic 
mystigorification of all tomes of true science and 
registers of ancient wisdom. It is certain that on 
the Tomb of the Scarab, on the Gate of the Abyss of 
Demiourgos, on the tables of the Sephiroth, near 
to the Ayin-Soph, in the lightened places of the 
Subterranean Heaven, and in the Authentic For- 

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mula of the first matter of the world, this magistral 
breviate is inscribed. For it means — Hush ! let 
us have it first, and the meaning will become 
apparent. On the outer circle was written : — 
ALGAR-f ALGASTNA+ + + AMRTET + . On 
the inner circle was written : — TE + DAGIRAM 
»J<ADAM>J<. And on the inmost circle was 
written the four letters R T N T. There ! you 
who have been working at the bellows and calling 
on Baal, you who have ridden post through wet 
and dry, up hill and down dale in Valentine's 
Triumphal Chariot, and have never reached the 
Mons Magorum Invisibilis, you who have taken 
Our Sulphur, Our Salt, Our Earth, and Our Mer- 
cury, you who live on Cabalistic Sauces and drink 
the juices of the Green Dragon, you know now how 
to philosophise to some purpose, and byphilosophise 
I mean, the obtaining of the Philosophal Stone ; 
the source of which is contained in the letters of 
the above juicy inscription or conscription, as the 
Penitentiarius, who was noted for beginning every- 
thing with con, would have called it. You ask 
why I call the above inscription or conscription 
juicy ? I bid you who ask go and search in that 
rich treasure-house of conceptions, interludes, fur- 
naces, fountains, sauces, records, mirrors, high 
tomes of weighty meaning, and lamps for sages to 
lanternise withal, where our Great Master dispenses 
wisdom in eternal paraphrases, while the great 
golden clouds cease their flight to listen to him. 
There are stored in golden vessels those juices 
which alone avail to the completion of the Spa- 
gyrick Quest, which are called in good lingo the 
Sum of the Stars. Wait ! let us come to our pur- 
pose. The Canon got up from his chair and 
gazed at the appearance like dogs gaze at the full 
moon, and then he saw a hand pointing to a 
wheel of fire at one side of the circle, and then 
another hand beside it, and strange to say he saw 
two arms which appeared to pertain to the two 
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hands. " Good," said he to himself, " now we are 
getting at it ; they will bring you strong wine if 
you drink all day." When he had gazed till the 
words of light were deeply printed in the hollows 
of his skull, all of a sudden the whole blaze 
vanished out of sight, and instead of it there was 
the sun shining in at the window, though it was an 
hour after sunset. Beroalde, the Spagyrist, stared 
long enough at this marvel, as he thought some- 
body must have been saying mass backwards over 
him ; but his wonder was much increased when 
he heard a mellow voice saying " Shall we set out 
now ? " He looked at the place where the voice 
came from, and there he saw a short thick-set 
man, yellow-skinned and black-haired, with a 
mouth as large as a cow's, and eyes of fire. He 
wore a square cap and scholar's gown, and stood 
just under the window where the vision had ap- 
peared. "Who are you, and where should we 
go ? " said the Canon, in whose body butter was 
flowing. " I am sent," said the short man, " to 
lead you to the place where what is below 
is that which is above, where the earth is sepa- 
rated from the fire, where the brood of the 
crow change their feathers and are made like 
unto doves, where is performed the engender- 
ing of the sun from the Philosophal Egg. For 
know that of your own wit you can never attain 
to this work, but in a manner you are found 
worthy. Follow me." Forthwith he touched the 
window and the glass melted away, and Beroalde 
followed him, and saw that from the window was 
built a very great flight of steps of white marble, 
that descended and went down, and was pro- 
longed, extended, pursued, multiplied, and re- 
duplicated, till it became black and invisible, and 
(as it was revealed) it consists only of seven steps 
added to one another in a certain mystic manner. 
And the guide said again, "Follow me, but look 
not to the right or to the left where is the Abyss, 

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but only beyond and above." And Beroalde, 
looking beyond, saw only the stairs, and above he 
saw how the heaven was divided, and half of it 
was night with the moon and stars, and half of it 
was light with the sun shining. "This is the 
mystery of the heaven above the earth called 
celestial, we seek the mystery of the heaven below 
the earth called subterranean," said the guide; 
and forthwith he began to descend the stairs, 
Beroalde following closely behind him. Verily, it 
seemed as if they would never reach the deepest 
depth, as the king once observed on a notorious 
occasion, which cost some persons who had pushed 
the matter on their share of the royal favour. 
Well, but all things come to an end at last ; 
wedding-nights, the generating of fools and of 
quintessencers, the dreams of dreamers, organ- 
sounds and singers' voices ; the pinnacles of the 
Cloud Castle of Rohalgo and the old Canon's 
Easter sermon, and the journey across the Waste, 
do they not all cease ? Truly they do, and, in one 
way or another, sleep. Amen. So then it came 
to pass that Beroalde and his guide came at last 
to the lowest stair, and the man in the scholar's 
gown told the Canon to look round, and there he 
saw far off as far could be the top of the stair 
leading into his house, and the city of Tours with 
clouds all around it. This was a marvel, but the 
guide led him on through a narrow passage, which 
was quite dark, but short enough, and then he 
knocked at a door five times, and it was opened. 
And as it was being opened the guide whispered 
to Beroalde, " Enter into the Four-square Garden, 
where all things are lawful, and here you shall 
learn what you desire." " Here comes the Spagy- 
rist," cried out the porter, whom Beroalde knew 
very well, for he kept the Three Puddings in 
Tours ; "come in, come in, most worthy sir, there 
are puddings enough here, and chitterlings, and 
sauces, and enough mustard for the Great Master 



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himself, and a puncheonful of grape-guts. What 
the devil ! Ora pro nobis in omnia saecula saecu- 
lorum, amen, alleluia, alleluia ; there are girls, 
too, Deo Gratias, the fields are ready for the 
harvest, ut bos locutus est in populo barbaro, 
O Domine feliposophidexterandorum." Beroalde 
made no answer to this intelligible discourse, for 
he was looking before him, and turning to his 
guide said to him, "Tell me, most admirable 
leader, what these things mean." " Call me 
Liripipiastor," answered he ; " and come forward, 
and I will show everything to you, as you have 
indeed much to learn, and many doctrines where- 
with to be indoctrinated. But tell me, before we 
go. farther, can you answer me this : In quo sit 
bonum vinum continendum ? " " In botehis, et 
flaccis, et barillis, et tonnis," answered Beroalde, 
who was a learned metaphysician and jurist, and 
had taken a great part in the trial before the 
Cathedral Penitentiary of the woman accused 
of offending with a wine-skin. This great case, 
be it added, was tried before the Penitentiary 
Raoul de Fermeboise, lasted for two years, 
and resulted in the condemnation of the ac- 
cused, whereby great tumults were excited among 
the Tourainian women, who considered the sen- 
tence as an unjust abbreviature of their liberties. 
The Canon therefore answered firmly, and looked 
the scholar in the face, but Master Liripipiastor 
said, " 'Tis answered carnally and according to the 
wisdom of the flesh, which, as the Apostle teacheth, 
is accursed, such answers will not pass here. Come 
with me and hear how the matter stands." And 
Beroalde followed him, but what was it that he 
saw the meaning of which he craved to know? 
He saw the four-square garden. What is that? 
It is a garden of pleasure, of high discourse, of 
wisdom, of sages, of good wine, of philosophising, 
lanternising, symbolising, spagyrising, the garden 
of the old concoction and the new juice, of songs 

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and melodies, where there are hundreds piping and 
hundreds playing on viols ; it is a garden to look 
for maidens in. Did I say to find them ? No ; 
then do not interrupt me. It is a garden of 
games and pastimes and joyous diversions, where 
they play and extract fifth essence, and toss balls, 
and drink all day ; in fine, it is a garden whence all 
good books proceed. What books are good ? 
Why those which teach us in a thousand ways to 
laugh, and therefore contain all wisdom ; books of 
concubines, multiplication, entrances into secret 
places, books full of merry demons who dance and 
twine about every page. It is a garden full of sun 
and shade, of groves and lawns, and hedgerows 
and rivulets, and pools, and wells ; of marble seats 
and carven stalls, of rich stuffs, of halls, sculptures, 
towers, bells, chimes, pinnacles, galleries, courts, 
cupboards ; a garden where they make green sauce 
all night. All these circumstances and pursuits 
made the Canon Beroalde wish to know about 
things, and the scholar Liripipiastor drew him 
through the throng who were amusing themselves 
to a well where the Great Master sat on a marble 
seat, and was discoursing to a few apart. And 
what a man was he, of what a noble presence, with 
long white beard and a cassock flowing royally 
about him like a king's robe. He made Beroalde 
look down, since the Canon had never met such a 
gaze before, and he asked, " Who is this, Liripipi- 
astor? Is he dogmatised sufficiently to come here ? *' 
" He is the alchemist Beroalde, whom I led down 
the stairs to-night as he desires to attain the 
spagyrick quest." " Ha ! ha ! he comes from 
Tours, I swear, his father sold onions in the Rue 
Chaude ; well, son, do you know in what good 
wine should be contained, or, in other words, what 
is the temple of good wine?" "He lacks right 
knowledge on that point," said Liripipiastor, "for 
he says it is contained in boteliis, et flaccis, et 
barillis, et tonnis ; wherefore I have brought him 



98, Great Russell Street, London, W.C. 

to you to be instructed." " Listen, then, Beroalde, 
and you Liripipiastor, Grobiscornus, Ratifuntulus, 
and Patuloformus, and you other wenches. What, 
there are no wenches; well, bottles then, and let 
us see ' whether they are not ejusdem substantia. 
Sic probatur ! What would be the use of bottles 
without openings? The wine would have to be 
drunk inclusive; that is to say, it would be included 
in the bottles and secluded from you, therefore it 
would not be drunk at all ; or, better still, it would 
be drunk and not drunk, ut probatum est, which is 
a contradiction, ergo non esse Deum. What do you 
say to this, philosophasters and lanternisers ? But 
let us return to our potage, or rather our potus. 
Bottles must have openings, ut probatum est, and 
so must girls, for if they had not openings they 
could not eat ; therefore bottles and wenches 
are of the same substance, ut probatum est. 
Listen to that, you doggrelisers of good 
logic, and learn what it is to conclude in 
prima figura, modo Bacchi. As I was saying, 
listen, you other bottles, and learn what is the 
temple of good wine. What is wine ? It is the 
true primum mobile which turns the spheres. You 
will see that proved in Raymond Lully and Ber- 
nard of Trevisan, and Arnold de Villa Nova and 
Aristotle De Glue, chapter three. Wine therefore 
contains the universe, and makes the planets 
dance and engender stars ; and how can anything 
contain that which contains all things ? Listen : 
this is a great mystery, not to be revealed to the 
vulgar, but only to the true tosspots of true pecu- 
lations, who live vivified and permeated with right 
doctrine. Matter is contained in space, but the 
soul contains space, the clouds, the sun and the 
stars, the oceans, and the heavens. Ergo, the 
soul contains bonum vinum, and by soul I mean the 
belly ; therefore the sage's belly is the temple of 
good wine, ut probatum est. And the corollary of 
this fundamental dogma is that the soul must be 

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purged and prepared, cleansed, sanctified, mysta- 
gorified, and enlightened by the mystagorical 
preparation, which is mustard. Now you have 
heard the reason of these things ; and we will now 
sanctify our souls, I mean drink good wine, or 
rather make that which is above descend to that 
which is below, or perform the transmutation 
of juice into laughter, or what you please." 
" Master," said Liripipiastor, " I heard a bottle 
chink from the well." " Hush, it is an oracle, a 
globular omen, a regurgitation, an influence from 
the spheres. Stoop down, Rotifuntulus, and listen 
to the voice from the well of science." The young 
man, Rotifuntulus, who looked to Beroalde an 
angel of beauty, stooped down and put his ear to 
the bubbling well, and listened, but not a sound 
did Beroalde hear except the noise of the water. 
But the listener presently got up and said, " The 
holy and omniscient oracle has been delivered in 
my ear of the word Algarum, and from inspection 
of the well I foresee that a transmutation is at 
hand." '' Son," said the Master to the alchemist, 
" this is a word for you, and you are now about to 
learn the First Matter of the work. (Give me 
some more wine, for I am dry. Ah, ha! that smacks 
well, nota bene) Know that the interpretation 
of the mystical and regenerating symbol and 
allegorised paraphrase Algarum (a word well 
known to the magicians, who make children with it ; 
ask again how it is done) is as follows : In the 

FRUIT OF THE TREE OF THE SECOND JUICE, which 

indeed is evident, as in the word there are seven 
letters, and in the interpretation there are five 
times seven letters, which render these para- 
phrases so mystagorical that mixed with water 
they turn it into wine. Let him listen to me if 
any sophister or spagyrist desire to know how to 
turn water into wine by the addition of para- 
phrases, since the method is contained in these 
discourses. But I have spoken enough : go, son, 
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and seek for that which is in the fruit of the tree 
of the second juice." "Who will show me how 
this is to be performed ? " said the Canon. " Go, 
go, get into the midst of the garden and ask for the 
tree and it will be shown to you and everything 
else. Pax vobiscum amen, venite compotemus" 
At this Beroalde was compelled to depart, and, as 
it is related, he turned now to the right and now 
to the left and became entangled in a Labyrinth 
(for he was now without a guide) which would 
have put Daedalus to shame ; it turned and re- 
turned a thousand times upon itself, and was so 
dark and vast a place that the Canon grew near 
to despair. But at last he came to a place where 
lamps were set, each lamp hanging by a golden 
chain, as it seemed, from empty space, and the 
light they gave him showed what was painted on 
the wall. And there was delineated in the most 
admirable colours and the most glorious gold 
the whole Operation of the Sons of Wisdom, 
or the Heavenly Marriage ; proceeding from the 
First Concoction, the Birth of the Eagle, the En- 
gendring of the Crow, the Balneum Solis, the 
Great Procession, the Torchbearers, the Storm at 
Night, the White Woman in the Purple Field, and 
the Son blessed of the Fire, so that Beroalde was 
utterly amazed, but yet without understanding, 
since he knew not the First Matter of the Work, 
nor how the White Woman could have copulation 
with the Red Man. So he wandered around and 
around in this Labyrinth, passing from Light to 
Dark and from Dark to Light, seeing now and 
again Pictures at the lasciviousness of which he 
was astonished, for he did not understand the 
spirit but only the letter. At last, weary and sick 
of all, he cried out, " O Domine Deus, if I could 
have a seat in the sun and a flask of wine I should 
be content, for this labyrinth is toil without know- 
ledge." No sooner had he said this than he 
beheld a little door in the wall, and over it was 

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written SOLUS INTROITUS IN V.S.D.M., and 
Beroalde lifted up the latch and passed through, 
and from black his garments had turned to white, 
and his hand feeling in the air closed upon a wine 
flask. Now, indeed, he had attained through the 
Labyrinth to the place called the Magician's 
Heavenly Chaos, where the subterranean sun 
shines eternally, bringing the magic fruit to per- 
fection. It was surrounded with a wall of trees, 
thick, high, and dark ; it was a green meadow of 
the softest grass, with banks whereon to lie in the 
sunlight. In the midst Beroalde beheld the so 
famous Seven Fountains which are set about the 
Tree of the Second Juice, and are as follows, 
according to the description of the best authors. 

The first is the fountain of the Spiritual Sol ; it 
is a golden bowl, having carven on it the thousand 
names, the Process, the Multiplication, the Colour, 
the Immensity, the Depth, the Sound, the Voice, 
in short what is whispered at the Door. You 
understand what I mean ; silence ! This bowl is 
immeasurable, no one can say how broad it is ; it 
is, in fact, a golden sea, welling up with an eternal 
spring ; in the depths of its waters are all things 
reflected, the water is magical, a fluid in which to 
bathe most of the volumes that have been 
written. 

The Second is the fountain of the Spiritual 
Luna, and contains the liquid from which beautiful 
girls with , enticing shapes are produced by a 
quintessential process. In shape it is a spire of 
light, continually ascending, pointed like a spear, 
and having its base in the floods and waters. With 
a drop of this liquid of Luna a philosopher once 
anointed his flagon, and ever after it was full of 
wine. 

The Third is the fountain of the Spiritual 
Venus, in shape a sphere, abounding and glowing 
with ruddy light. In the liquid of this sphere the 
Great Master beheld his Voyages and discovered 

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the Way to Attain, for it contains all philosophies : 
in it may be seen the flights of all the Stars and 
the most precious secret of the Generation of 
Fools ; a mystic matter ; in it is delivered the 
sense of the words Koy£ bfnra£. 

The Fourth is the fountain of the Spiritual 
Mercurius, the Argent Vive, full of a thick viscid 
and spermatic fluid which runs a race round a 
Bowl of Earth, and from it doves rise up con- 
tinually and fly away into the heaven. I read in 
an ancient book that this liquor is the seed of the 
world and makes everything fertile ; it was sym- 
bolised in those mysteries of Priapus, the Father 
of the Chitterlings, now counted obscene. 

The Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh, are not, as might 
be thought, Fountains of Saturn, Jupiter, and 
Mars, but are Mirrors in which each man sees 
what he desires ; " in them are cities, maidens, 
dances, clouds, stars, spires, phrases, allegories, 
treatises, breviates, tomes, songs and chanting, 
hieroglyphics, visions, and tennis-balls. Look in 
them for facetious sayings, you whose brains run 
dry ; look for sunlight in the dark days, when a 
fine rain falls continually, these mirrors are 
magistral and enigmatical, fit only for sages. 

While Beroalde was busily engaged in sucking 
in all these mysteries, without lifting an eye to 
what stood in the midst, he heard a voice saying, 
"First drink,^ and then demand what you will," 
and Beroalde saw an old man standing beside 
him, in a robe of ash-grey. "What shall I 
drink ? " asked the Canon. " Drink the volume 
of delectation in your hand ; it is the true wine, 
the comfortable potation, the orthodox com- 
mentary ; it is full of reasons of everything, it 
warms the skull, and fills its dark places with the 
sun." So Beroalde drank and became full of 
.boldness, and said with great courage, " I come 
here in search of Algarum; otherwise what is 
contained in the fruit of the tree of the Second 

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Juice." "Where do you come from?" "The 
World." "What is the World?" "Listen; for 
I am drunk and full of reasons. Once there was a 
true world, a holy, spiritual city; but long ago, 
before the secrets of hot sauces were discovered, 
the Arch Concocter of Bad Productions dreamt 
an ill dream which we now call the world." "Well 
answered. How came you ? " " By the Seven 
Stairs, and through the Four-square Garden, to 
the presence of the Master and to the Oracular 
Well. Hence I came through the Labyrinth, 
fortified with the word of Algarum, a paraphrase 
which turns water into wine." " Then behold, 
son of regeneration, the Tree of the Second Juice, 
and the fruit thereof." And Beroalde lifted up 
his face, and beheld in the midst of the fountains 
the mightiest tree he had ever seen, so lofty that 
the clouds swam across its top, and in breadth a 
day's journey, covered with dark green leaves 
from which is prepared the Green Sauce of the 
Philosophers, and with the golden fruit, somewhat 
like an apple, which the world desires in vain. 
And amidst the branches were cities, and castles, 
and golden spires, inhabited by the Homunculi ; 
and Beroalde was bidden to climb this tree if he 
would gain the fruit. He therefore took of the 
Spiritual Mercurius and the Spiritual Sol from the 
fountains, and anointing himself, was carried on 
high into the tree, where he underwent the seven 
transmutations. He became a volume, a cloud, a 
star, a pinnacle, a faun, a song, a dream ; he ate 
the fruit and drank the mixed draught, and was 
wedded to the Queen Soteris in the mystical 
marriage. And when he returned to the ground, 
he carried with him a book containing one leaf, 
and in it written : " In the sixth hour of the 

NIGHT SEARCH NOTHING BUT THYSELF, AND 
THOU SHALT FIND THE FIRST MATTER OF THE 
STONE, AND IN NO OTHER PLACE IN THE WHOLE 
WIDE WORLD SHALT THOU FIND IT." 
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98, Great Russell Street, London, IV. C. 



A LIST OF CHOICE BOOKS 

ON ALCHEMY, MAGIC, MYSTICS, 

ANCIENT WORSHIPS, 

OCCULT SCIENCES, ETC, ETC 



" PANTALEON AB-EPTUS." 

EXAMEN ALCHEMYSTICUM quo Adeptus 2 P e antai ^ 
a Sophista et verus Philosophus ab Impostore ep Us " 
dignoscuntur, authore Pantaleone Hermeticse 
Sophise Adepto. Sm. 8vo., half calf, Noribergse, 
1676. 15s. 

' The writer insists with Sandivogius that the 
First Matter of the work must be metallic : 
"if you wish to make a metal you must take 
a metal." The metal in question is the 
"Philosophic Mercury." 

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS. 

SECRETUM (by J. Grever) et Alani Philosophi St. Thomas 
Dicta de Lapide Philosophico, Plantin Press, Ac ) mnas - 
1600. SECRETA ALCHIMLE Magnalia 
D. Thomas Aquinatis. With plate, Lugd. 
Bat, 1602. 1 vol. i2mo., calf gilt. 15s. 

The following valuable treatises on Alchemy 
are also included in the volume : The Book of 
Light, by Johannes de Rupescissa, and Lully's 
" Clavicula," or Little Key, " in which all the 
secrets of Alchemy are fairly declared." 

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Thomas Marvel/, 



ELIAS ASHMOLE. 

jraw FASCICULUS CHEMICUS; or, Chymical 
Collections : expressing the ingress, progress, 
and egress of the SECRET HERMETICK 
SCIENCE out of the choicest and most 
famous authors, &c, whereunto is added the 
ARCANUM ; or, Grand Secret of Hermetick 
Philosophy, made English by James Hasolle, 
Esquire [Elias Ashmole]. Emblematical 
frontispiece, i2mo., polished calf extra, by 
Riviere, gilt edges, 1650. Fine clean copy, 70s. 
This most rare and valuable little volume 
consists chiefly of extracts from the works of 
the most famous Alchemical adepts, such as 
Lully, Flamel, Bernard of Trevisan, Ripley, 
Geber, Artephius, Basil Valentine, and others. 
Besides these it also contains the "Arcanum ; 
or, Grand Secret of Hermetick Philosophy," 
by a " Concealed Author," a treatise of over 
a hundred pages. The high interest of the 
" Fasciculus Chemicus " being well known, it 
is only necessary to point out to students its 
increasing rarity and the probability of its 
soon fetching a much higher price than that 
now asked for it. 



C. A. BALDUIN. 

c. a. AURUM SUPERIUS et Inferius Auras Superioris 
Saiduin. £t i nferioris Hermeticum. C. A. Balduini. 

With two engraved folding plates. 12 mo., half 
calf by Zaehnsdorf Amstel., 1675. 25s. 

The Philosopher's Gold, according to this 
author, is to be sought for through the 
"Universal Magnet," the "Salt of the 
World," which " draws gold from out of the 
air." He duly directs the student how and at 
what time this operation is to be performed. 



gS, Great Russell Street, London, W.C. 

D. G. BELGA. 

HERMETIS TRISMEGISTI Tractatus Vere D - G. Beiga. 
Aureus de Lapidis Philosophici Secreto, 
scholiis illustratus, opera D. Gnosii Belgae 
in lucem editus, with diagrams. Sm. 8vo., 
vellum, Lipsice, 1610. Rare. 30s. 

This work (one of the utmost importance 
to Alchemists) consists of brief but pregnant 
chapters attributed to Hermes, and a lengthy 
commentary explaining the mysterious sen- 
tences of the great adept. Thus Hermes 
says, " Guard therefore that living silver 
which is in the inmost chambers where it was 
congealed." The commentator begins : " It 
is agreed amongst philosophers that living 
silver is the first matter of all the metals. 
But it is by no means common silver or 
common mercury ; for the common mercury 
is dead and in no wise fitted for the work, but 
this is living and philosophical : this is duly 
prepared with the help of nature and art," 
&c, &c. A curious passage is that in which 
Hermes bids his son " take up his shadow 
from the light " ; on which the scholium runs, 
" as one walking in the sun is followed by his 
shadow like a companion, so our Hermaphro- 
dite, the child of Adam, though he have the 
form of a man, yet ever bears about him in 
his body Eve, his wife." 

O. CROLLIUS. 

BASILICA CHYMICA, Osualdi Crollii, con- o. Croiiius. 
tinens descriptionem et usum Remediorum 
Chymicorum, additus est Tractatus DE 
SIGNATURIS Rerum Internis. With ex- 
tremely curious emblematical frontispiece, 
containing cabalistic diagrams and the portraits 
of Paracelsus, Geber, Lully, Morien. and 
others ; also tables of the characters used by the 
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Thomas Marvell, 



o. CroiHus. Alchemists to denote the Metals, Elements, &*c. 

\to., vellum, Francofurti, 1609. Rare. jQi. 
" All herbs, flowers, trees, and all the fruits 
of the earth," says the author in his treatise 
on Signatures, "are books and magic signs 
given us by the mercy of God." This is the 
text on which he preaches the sermon that the 
whole universe is Magical, a chain of symbols 
mounting from the herb of the field to the 
splendour of the Ayin Soph ; everything is 
shown to be permeated with magic force and 
meaning. The first part of the work, the 
Basilica Chymica is a system of Mystic 
Medicine, for which the writer is evidently a 
good deal indebted to Paracelsus. "No one, 
who is not an alchemist, can know anything 
either of theoretical or practical medicine,'"' 
says Crollius. Many a strange sublime fancy 
will be found in the no pages of the 
" Praefatio Admonitoria " : that precious 
stones are elementary stars, for instance ; that 
Man contains in himself the whole universe, 
Material and Spiritual ; that the grain of wheat 
sown in the ground hath in itself the soul of 
a star ; much, in fact, that anticipates the 
teaching of the Rosicrucians. 

G. DORNEUS. 

CDomeus. TREVISANUS de Chymico Miraculo, quod 
Lapidem Philosophise appellent, DIONYS. 
ZACHARIUS de eodem (The OPUS- 
CULUM), Annotata qusdam ex NICOLAO 
FLAMELLO, illustrati per G. Dorneum. 
Sm. Svo., sheep, Basil, 1600. Fine copy, very 
rare. ^4. 4s. 

A volume of the utmost rarity and interest. 
It comprises Four Books on Alchemy by the 
celebrated Bernard of Trevisan ; the famous 
Opusculum of Denis Zachaire, at once an 
autobiography and a treatise on Alchemy by 



98, Great Russell Street, London, W.C. 

an adept ; and the Annotations of Nicolas G. Domcus. 
Flam el, the fortunate possessor of the Book 
of Abraham the Jew, who founded and en- 
dowed several churches and hospitals in Paris, 
with the gold he obtained by his art. To 
these are added annotations from various 
authors, among them being Arnold de 
Villanova, Avicenna, Lully, and Geber, and 
more lengthy extracts from other ancient 
writers. A work like this should afford an 
answer to the much-debated question — What 
was the aim and object of those searchers 
after the Hermetic Mystery, commonly called 
Alchemists ? 



NICHOLAS FLAMEL, ARTEPHLUS, &c. 

PHILOSOPHIE NATURELLE DE TROIS 
ANCIENS PHILOSOPHES, ARTE- 
PHIUS, FLAMEL, ET SYNESIUS, aug- 
mented d'un petit Traite de la Pierre des 
Philosophes de G. Ripleus. With large folding 
plate, and 8 cuts of the Hieroglyphical Figures 
of Flamel 4to., calf, gilt, Paris, 1682. 40s. 
The visitor to Paris would do well to seek 
at the " Cemetery of the Innocents, on the 
fourth arch on the right hand as you go in 
from the Rue St. Denis," for the mystical 
figures placed there by Nicholas Flamel, the 
famous alchemist. In appearance, as deli- 
neated in the above work, they are singularly 
fine examples of mediaeval art, showing forth 
the Secrets of Transmutation in a mystical, 
but beautiful allegory. Subjoined to these 
illustrations is FlamePs explanation, also his 
account of his life, that strange chapter in 
alchemy, wherein the reader will see how 
Flamel became possessed of the " Book of 
Abraham, the Jew " ; how he toiled over its 
leaves, experimenting, trying one intrepreta- 
tion after another with no success; how he 



Nicholas 
Flamel, 
Artephius, 
&c. 



Thomas Mavvell, 



Nicholas painted the figures of the fourth and fifth 

Arteph'ius. leaves on his house walls, and brought great 

&c - clerks to see them all in vain ; how he made 

a pilgrimage to Spain, and there met a man 
who explained the riddle, and at last Flamel 
knew the secret of the First Principle or 
Matter. 

/ R. GLAUBER. 

J. R. DESCRIPTION OF NEW PHILOSOPHICAL 
Glauber. FURNACES, whereunto is added a Descrip- 

tion of the Tincture of Gold, or the true 
Aurum Potabile, by J. R. Glauber. With 
numerous cuts, sm. 4to., half calf gilt edges, by 
Zaehnsdorf 1651, title and first few leaves 
neatly mended. 25 s. 

/ F. HELVETIUS. 

j. f. GOLDEN CALF (THE), which the world 

Heivenus. adores and desires ; in which is handled the 

most rare and incomparable wonder of nature 
in transmuting metals, written in Latin, by John 
Frederick Helvetius, and faithfully Englished. 
i2mo., calf 1670. jQi. 10s. Very rare. 

Showing "how the entire substance of lead 
was in one moment translated into Gold- 
Obrizon, with an exceeding small particle of 
the true Philosophick Stone. At the Hague. 
In the year 1666." 

HORTOLANUS, JUN. 

Hortoianus, GOLDEN AGE; or, the Reign of Saturn 
Reviewed, tending to set forth a way to pre- 
pare and fix our common mercury into silver 
and gold : with a discourse vindicating and 
explaining the Philosopher's Stone, by 
Hortoianus, Jun. 8vo., old calf 1698. 30s. 
A series of valuable extracts from and com- 
ments on " ^Eirenseus Philalethes," whom the 
writer calls " my master, a true Adeptist, and 
22 



98, Great Russell Street, London, IV. C. 

the last and best Interpreter of all the Ancient Hortoianus. 
Philosophers." A portion of the work is cast Jun ' 
in the form of a dialogue between Eirenseus 
and Hortoianus. 

J. F. HOUPREGHT. 

AURIFONT1NA CHEMICA; or, a Collection of Jj.£ nht 
fourteen small Treatises concerning the first oupreg 
matter of Philosophers. i2mo., sheep, 1680. . , 

40s. Very rare. 

Among the treatises are : " Sir George 
Ripley's Treatise of Mercury and the Philo- 
sopher's Stone"; "Nic. Flammell his Sum- 
mary of Philosophy, or Short Treatise of 
the Philosopher's Stone " ; " Bern. Trevisan's 
Epistle concerning the Secret Workings of 
Nature " ; the " Privy Seal of Secrets plainly 
discovering the First Matter of the Philo- 
sophers " ; " Colours to be observed in the 
Operation of the Great Work," etc., etc. 

G. L. HUME. 

CHEMICAL ATTRACTION, with an Historical G. l. Hume. 
Introduction, and illustrative Tables, by 
Gilbert Langdon Hume. Svo., half cloth, 
Cambridge, 1835. 5 s. 

The Introduction contains a history of 
alchemy, with notices of and extracts from 
the works of the principal alchemists ; and 
also an account of Sir Kenelm Digby, Van 
Helmont, and the chemists of the 17th 
century. 

PARACELSUS. 

PARACELSUS HIS ARCHIDOXIS, Comprised Paracelsus, 

in Ten Books disclosing the Genuine Way 
of making Quintessences, Arcanums, Elixirs, 
&>c, together with his books of Renovation 
and Restauration ; of the Tincture of the 
Philosophers ; of the Manual of the Philo- 

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TJiomas Marvell, 



Paracelsus. sophical Medicinal Stone ; of the Virtues of 

the Members ; of the Three Principles ; and 
finally, his seven books of the degrees and 
compositions of Receipts and Natural Things, 

Englished by J. H . Oxon. i2mo., calf, 

1660. Very rare. £2. 2s. 

EIRENjEUS PHILALETHES. 

Eirensus INTROITUS APERTUS IN OCCLUSUM 
s - REGIS PALATIUM, autore Anonymo 

Philaletha Philosopho, in gratiam Artis Chy- 
micse nunc primum publicatus. Sm. Bvo., half 
morocco, top edges gilt, by Zaehnsdorf, Amstel., 
with the Sphere, 1667. The rare first 

EDITION, FINE COPY. 5 OS. 

This is absolutely the original edition of 
the famous " Open Entrance to the Shut 
Palace of the King," translated from the 
English manuscript of the mysterious author, 
so often confounded with another adept, 
Thomas Vaughan, Eugenius Philalethes, who 
by a curious coincidence seems to have been 
born in the same year. 

INTROITUS APERTUS ad Occlusum Regis 
Palatium, novis animadversionibus illustratus, 
by Eiren^eus Philalethes. \zmo., half- 
calf gilt, Francofurti, 1706. 15 s. Rare. 

Students will find in this excellent edition 
an attempt at unravelling the impenetrable 
mystery which even then surrounded the 
author of the " Introitus Apertus." The 
writer refers to his connection with Starkey, 
and seems unce'tain whether he were the 
" famulus" or " socius et amicus " of Eirenseus, 
and points to the bookseller, William Cooper, 
as the likeliest person to know who Eirenaeus 
really was. We must note also the list of 1 5 
books and 13 manuscripts by Eirenaeus ad- 
. joined by the editor. 
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98, Great Russell Street, London, W. C. 

RIPLEY REVIV'D ; or, an Exposition upon Sir gS5g£ 
George Ripley's HERMETICO-POETICAL 
Works. Containing the plainest and most 
excellent discoveries of the most hidden 
secrets of the Ancient Philosophers that were 
ever yet published. Written by Eiren^us 
Philalethes. Sm. 2>vo., polished calf, extra, 
marbled edges, 1678. £2 2s. 

Contains : An Exposition upon Sir George 
Ripley's Epistle ; An Exposition upon Sir 
George Ripley's Preface ; An Exposition upon 
the First Six Gates of Sir George Ripley's Com- 
pound of Alchymie ; Experiments for the 
Preparation of the Sophick Mercury by 
Eirenseus Philalethes ; Breviary of Alchemy ; 
and An Exposition of Sir George Ripley's 
Vision. The bookseller's catalogues of the 
works of Eirenasus Philalethes are note- 
worthy. The list comprises 33 works in all ; 15 
of which were printed and 18 "he wrote, but 
we cannot as yet find where the Copies 
are." 

WM. SALMON. 

MEDICINA PRACTICA ; or, Practical Physick w. Saimo* 
with the Preparation of the Universal Medi- 
cine of Paracelsus, &c, to which is added 
the philosophical works of HERMES 
TRISMEGISTUS, KALID, GEBER, 
ARTEFIUS, FLAMMEL, BACHON, and 
RIPLEY, translated with a Singular Com- 
ment on the First Book of Hermes, by 
William Salmon. With plates of Geber's 
Furnaces and FlammePs Hieroglyphics . 8vo. 
old calf , 1692, 50s. Very rare. 

POLYGRAPHICE : Containing ... of Alchy- ' 
mie, and the grand elixir of philosophers ; of 
the 112 chymical arcana of Peter Faber ; of 
chiromantical signatures, &c, &c. 25 copper 
plates. 2 vols., &vo., panelled calf, 17 01. 25s. 

2 5 



Thomas MarvclL 



w. Salmon. ^phe part of this work treating on Alchemy 

professes to be a comment and an explanation 
of the writings of Basil Valentine, Ripley, 
Paracelsus, and other of the old alchemists. 
Here and there we get a hint of an allegory; 
as, for instance, " The variety of several 
Furnaces intimates the variety of Labours and 
diversity of Matters," and when the author 
distinguishes between dead common gold and 
the "living Spiritual Gold." There are 
many riddles here for students of Alchemy to 
solve, and such dark sayings as " there is but 
one thing in all the world out of which our 
Art is made," "There is one mineral in the 
bowels of the earth which in the outside is 
marked with the figure of the Microcosme, and 
is in the beginning the Tree of Gold" and 
" if we will Pveap Sol or Luna we must use 
their Form or Soul and not the Matter." 

THOMAS VAUGHAN. 

Thomas MAGIA AD AMICA ; or, the Antiquity of Magic : 
Vaughan. whereunto is added a perfect and full Discoverie 

of the true Coelum Terrae, or the Magician's 
Heavenly Chaos, by Eugenius Phila- 
lethes. — The Man Mouse taken- in a 
Trap, and tortured to death for gnawing the 
margins of Eugenius Philalethes. i vol. 
12 mo., calf extra, gilt edges, by Zaehnsdorf, 
1650. Tine copy, very rare. 50s. 

BREIF NATURAL HISTORY intermixed with 
Variety of Philosophical Discourses ; and 
Observations upon the Burnings of Mount 
yEtna, with Refutations of such Vulgar 
Errours as our Modern Authours have 
omitted, by Eugenius Philalethes. 121110., 
old calf 1669. 25s. 

LUMEN DE LUMINE ; or, a new magicall Light 
discovered, and communicated to the world 
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98, Great Russell Street, London, W. C. 



Thomas 
an. 



by Eugenius Philalethes, with the plate vaugb 
of the Enchanted Treasure, . . . THE 
SECOND WASH; or, the Moore Scour'd 
once more, &c., by Eugenius Philalethes, in 
one vol., \21no., calf, 165 1. Very rare 
60s. 



BASIL VALENTINE. 

THEODORI KERCKRINGII COMMENTA- 
RIUS IN CURRUM TRIUMPHALEM 
ANTIMONII BASILII VALENTINI, with 
symbolical copper-plate frontispiece by Romyn 
de Hooghe, and plates, \2n10., calf. Amstel, 
1671. \2S. 6d. 

The famous " Triumphal Chariot of Anti- 
mony," by Basil Valentine, with notes and ex- 
planations of the text. This is one of the 
works relied on by those who regard Alchemy 
as a profound and extraordinary allegory, 
teaching the quest of something far higher 
than the Transmuting Stone. 



Basil 

Valentine. 



J. H. WEIDENFELD. 

FOUR BOOKS OF JOHANNES SEGERUS 
WEIDENFELD concerning the Secrets of 
the Adepts, collected out of the Ancient 
and Modern Fathers of Adept Philosophy. 
4/0-., old calf , 1685, rare. 30J. 

" All the Secrets of Chymy," according to 
the author, " depend upon the Spirit of Philo- 
sophical Wine. He that takes the Philoso- 
phers' sayings according to their common 
sense and signification has already lost the 
clew of Ariadnes, and wanders up and down 
the labyrinth." The philosophical wine con- 
sists of two Spirits, the Father and Son, " The 
first doth in its preparation require Laborem 
Sophiae, the most secret, difficult, and dan- 
gerous work of all true Chemistry." This 
most curious work consists of excerpts from 

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J.H. 

Weidenfeld. 



Thomas Marvell, 



Wwdeufcid. an( ^ comments on the writings of Paracelsus, 

Ripley, Lully, Basil Valentine, and other 
Adepts. 



/. BLA GRAVE. 

j. Biagrave. ASTROLOGICAL PRACTICE OF PHYSICK, 
discovering the true Way to Cure all Dis- 
eases, also a Discovery of some notable 
Philosophical Secrets, by Joseph Biagrave, 
Student in Astrology. Sm. 8vo., mottled calf 
gilt, 1689, title mounted. 12s. 6d. 

HIRAM E. BUTLER. 

Hiram e. SOLAR BIOLOGY : a new Scientific, exact and 
easy Method of delineating character: 
diagnosing disease ; determing mental, physi- 
cal, and business qualifications, conjugal 
adaptability, &c, from date to birth, by 
Hiram E. Butler. Seven plate diagrams and 
tables of the moon and planets from 1820 to 
1900. 500 pages large 8vo., bevelled doth, with 
symbolical designs in gold. Boston. 2 is. 

C. COOKE. 

c. Cooke. CURIOSITIES OF OCCULT LITERATURE, 
by C. Cooke, author of "Astrology in a 
Nutshell," with frontispiece, also two coloured 
plates inserted, interleaved and annotated 

THROUGHOUT BY THE AUTHOR, with MS. 

horoscopes and phrenological heads, many oj 
the blank names in the text filled up in MS. 
Svo., cloth, uncut, 15s. A unique copy. 

The work itself contains many curious par- 
ticulars relating to the first " Zadkiel," — Lieut. 
Morrison, — and of an extraordinary scheme 
for a Public Telescope. 
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98, Great Russell Street, London, W.C. 



C. HEYDON. 

NEW ASTROLOGY; or, the Art of Foretelling c. Heydon. 
future Events by the Aspects, Positions, and 
Influences of the Heavenly Bodies. By C. 
• Heydon, j un. With folding frontispiece. 1 2 mo. 
sheep, 1786. 12s. 6d. 

WILLIAM LLLLY, 

INTRODUCTION TO ASTROLOGY, by gjg™ 
William Lilly, edited by Zadkiel. Portrait of 
Lilly. 8vo., orig. boards, uncut, 1835. 10s. 6d. 
Nice clean and fresh copy of this esteemed 
work. 

MONARCHY OR NO MONARCHY IN ENG- 
LAND, Grebner's Prophecy, the English, 
Latin, and Welsh Prophecies, &c, by William 
Lilly, with the nineteen very curious 

HIEROGLYPHICAL PLATES. \t0., half Calf, gilt, 

1 65 1, fine copy, very rare. 

DECLARATION OF THE SEVERAL TREA- 
SONS, BLASPHEMIES, AND MIS- 
DEMEANOURS by that Grand Wizard and 
Impostor William Lilly, otherwise called 
Merlinus Anglicus. \to., half doth, 1660, fine 
tall copy, the lower edges being all uncut, pp. 7, 
very rare. The two vols, for 50s. 

These extraordinary hieroglyphics afford 
some idea of Lilly's skill in prediction, the 
Plague and Fire of London being unquestion- 
ably foretold in a work which was published 
fourteen years before the first event. 

A. J. PEARCE. 

TEXT-BOOK OF ASTROLOGY, vol. 1, a. j. 
Genethlialogy (all published), by A. J. Pe;uce - 
Pearce. 8vo., cloth, 1879. 10s. 

Mr. Pearce is the present " Zadkiel." 

2 9. 



TJwinas Marvell, 



A.j.Pearce. SCIENCE QF THE STARS, by the Author of 
" The Text-Book of Astrology." iSmo., cloth. 

,Horary Astrology, Marriage, Destiny, 
Nativities, On casting the Horoscope, Astro- 
, Meteorology, Mundane Astrology, &c. 



Raphael. 



J. Wilson. 



Zadkiel. 



RAPHAEL. . 

RAPHAEL'S SANCTUARY OF THE ASTRAL 
ART ; or, Elysium of Astrology. Svo., doth, 
1834. 6s. 

/ WILSON. 

LOST SOLAR SYSTEM OF THE ANCIENTS 
DISCOVERED, by John Wilson. 2 vols., 
demy Svo., boards, a few leaves opened, 1856. 
10s. 6d. 

A work of vast research, seeking by a series 
of elaborate calculations to find the " hidden 
wisdom of the ancients" in pyramids, obelisks, 
towers, and Druidical monuments. 

ZADKIEL. 

GRAMMAR OF ASTROLOGY, containing all 
things necessary for calculating a nativity, 
with tables for London and Liverpool, by 
Zadkiel. Small Svo., cloth, 1849. 7s. 6d. 

THE GRAMMAR OF ASTROLOGY, con- 
taining all things necessary for calculating a 
nativity, by Zadkiel. \2mo., cloth, 1840. 
7s. 6d. 

One of the scarcest of Captain Morrison's 
celebrated astrological works. 



gnttqutttesu 

M. L. BARRE. 



m.l. Barr^ HERCULANUM ET POMPEI: Recueil 
General des Peintures, Bronzes, 

3° 



98, Great Russell Street, London, W.C. 

Mosaiques, &c. Par M. L. Barre. With M> L \ Barr "- 
upwards of 800 plates exquisitely engraved on 
copper by H. Roux Aine, 8 vols, (including the 
famous MUSEE SECRET, containing 60 
erotic plates), royal Svo., original paper boards, 
uncut, Paris, 1872. Spotless copy, £& 8s. 



DUPUIS. 

ORIGTNE DE TOUS LES C'ULTES ; ou, Reli- Dlipt 
gion Universelle. Par Dupuis, citoyen 
Francois. 12 vols., 8vo., wrapper, uncut, Paris, 
Tan III. (1794). Fine copy, many of the 
leaves unopened. 15 s. 

To give any idea of the scope of this im- 
mense work would be merely to write down 
all the forms of worship and religion which 
have obtained any notoriety, or are repre- 
sented in any literature from the earliest 
period of the world's history. The index 
alone extends to 283 pages, and with its aid 
the " Origine " is of the utmost service as a 
book of reference on any and all points at all 
connected with the subject of Ancient Wor- 
ships. The worship of Abraxas, of Adonis, 
" the father of Priapus " (in which by the way 
are some theories that would delight Mr. 
Gerald Massey, e.g. the identification of the 
Christian Eucharist with the mysteries of 
Adonis) ; of the Phallus ; the Serpent ; the 
meaning of the Apocalypse (it turns out to be 
merely a Book of Initiation in some obscure 
mysteries) ; the origin of Christianity (an off- 
shoot of Mithraism); the teaching of the Chal- 
dees ; the Mysteries ; the Gnostics : these are 
a few of the subjects treated of in this work. 

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Thomas Marvell, 



ARTHUR LILLIE. 

AnhurLiiiie. BUDDHISM IN CHRISTENDOM ; or, Jesus 
the Essene. By Arthur Lillie. 8vo., cloth, 
1887. 15s. 



GTfrm're ®aleg antr Eomancesu 

HONORE DE BALZAC. 

Honors de DROLL STORIES COLLECTED FROM THE 

Balzac. ABBEYS OF TOURAINE. By H. de 

Balzac. Translated into English, complete and 

unabridged, with the 425 designs by Gustave 

Dore. 8vo., cloth, 1874. 10s. 6d. 

" Pour l'esbattement des Pantagruelistes et 
non aultres." 

W. A. CLOUS TON. 

w: a. BOOK OF SINDIBAD ; or, the Story of the 

uouston. Kingj his Sonj the Damse l, anc i the Seven 

Vazlrs. From the Persian and Arabic, with 
Introduction, Notes, and Appendix. By W. 
A. Clouston. Svo., original wrapper, uncut. 
Privately printed, 1834. 21s. 

Edition limited to 300 copies. 

The author is widely known as one of the 
most accomplished of modern Orientalists 
and students of Folk-Lore and Folk-Tales. 
Mr. Clouston collaborated with Sir Richard 
Burton in the production of his splendid 
edition of the Arabian Nights. The present 
work might serve as a model to those whose 
labours lie in the same direction, for its 
faithful and spirited renderings, but above all 
for the rich store of parallel tales and vari- 
ants collected from the most remote sources. 
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E. J. W. GIBB. 

THE HISTORY OF THE FORTY VEZIRS ; g^j. w. 
or, the Story of the Forty Morns and Eves. 
Written in Turkish by Sheykh-Zada, done 
into .English by E. J. W. Gibb, M.R.A.S. 
Crown 8vo., cloth. 9s. 6d. 

ANDRE W LANG. 

AUCASSIN AND NICOLETTE, done into Andrew 
English by Andrew Lang. Etched frontispiece ang * 
on vellum, head-pieces, and culs-de-lampe by 
Jacomb Hood. Leap. Svo., choicely printed in 
red and black on Japanese paper, uncut, 1887. 

I 5 S - 

Edition limited to 550 copies. 

" There is nothing in artistic poetry quite 
akin to ' Aucassin and Nicolette.' " — Andrew 
Lang. 

ARTHUR MA CHEN. 

HEPTAMERON ; or, Tales and Novels of jgfo» 
Marguerite, Queen of Navarre, now first 
completely done into English prose and 
verse, from the original French, by Arthur 
Machen. With the superb etchings of 
Leopold Flameng, fine impressions. Demy 
Svo., antique boards, privately printed, 1886. 
25s. 

" Mr. Machen has done his task very well, 
giving sufficient, but not excessive, colour of 
archaism to the style, and avoiding, so far as 
we have noticed, those unlucky stumblings 
into modernity which some archaizing trans- 
lators do not avoid." — Athentzum. 

" Mr. Machen's work seems admirable." — 
Mr. John Payne, translator of the Villon 
Society's " Decameron " and " Arabian 
Nights." 

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Arthur 

Machen. 



CHRONICLE OF CLEMENDY (THE) ; or, the 
History of the IX Joyous Journeys. In 
which are contained the Amorous Inventions 
and Facetious Tales of Master Gervase 
Perrot, Gent., now for the first time done into 
English, by Arthur Machen, translator of the 
Heptameron of Margaret of Navarre. With 
frontispiece and 3 vignettes. Svo., in half vellum 
and antique boards, choicely printed on a special 
make of antique laid paper, Carbonnek, 1888. 
£* is. 

This work was " privately printed for the 
Society of Pantagruelists," and was strictly 
limited to an edition of 250 copies. The 
price will shortly be raised. 

Extract from the " Chronicle of 
Clemendy" : — " From Ville des Pensees to 
Chasteau de Par Amours was a brave road, 
through a delicious country abounding in 
sunlit meadows, shady groves, and rippling 
brooks, thrilling with the song of nightingales. 
Imagine then, I pray you, my beautiful Con- 
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stance (who assuredly must have carried in Arthur 
her bosom a wonderful spell against Sirius, 
for that malefic star could not hurt her nor 
scorch her red and white), and the little dark 
man with hungry eyes, in his dingy scholar's 
vestment, walking hand in hand (ah ! how 
fiercely pressed together) down the long road, 
and halting now and again lor a little while 
in the arbours by the way. In short, they 
reached the valley together, and mounted up 
into the wonderful castle of Par Amours, 
where, certes, there is choice entertainment 
and soft lodging ; musick, too, from horns, 
harps, and vyalls to pierce the heart ; and 
deambulatories in rose-gardens, and along 
incredible galleries hanging from the summits 
of pinnacled tower and of stony wall. What 
shall I say of their over-shadowed parliaments 
in the woods, their countersigns and secret 
signals to one another, and of the times when 
Constance, full of shame, yet fuller of love, 
went stealthily in the dead of night along the 
dark passages, by the savage warriors of the 
arras, and up the long weary winding stair to 
Luigi's chamber ? " — From " The Chronicle of 
Clemently" Journey the First, Tale VIII. 

LE ROUX DE IINCY AND A. DE 
MONTAIGLON. 

L'HEPTAMERON DES NOUVELLES de ^°^ d de 
Marguerite d'Angouleme, Reine de Navarre, A m dJ an 
publiee sur les Manuscrits par les soins et avec M °ntaigion. 
les notes de MM. Le Roux de Lincy et 
Anatole de Montaiglon, choicely printed by 
Jouaust on papier verge, with portrait, fac- 
simile of a letter in Margaret 's writing, re- 
production in gold and colours of Margaret's 
arms and emblems, and the exquisite series of 
76 plates and 150 head-pieces and culs-de-lampe 
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Le Roux de 
Lincy and 
A. de 
Montaiglon. 



designed by Freudenberg and Dunker for the 
Berne edition of ly 80-81. Brilliant impres- 
sions. 4 vols. 8vo., crimso?i Levant morocco 
extra, uncut, top edges gilt, Paris, 1880, very 

SCARCE. £l I OS. 

It will only be necessary to point out to 
lovers of beautiful books that the above 
edition of the Heptameron unites the ad- 
vantages of an absolutely correct text, copious 
and valuable notes, and a most exquisite 
series of illustrations ; the tail-pieces especially 
are marvels of delicate fancy and suggestive- 
ness. It may safely be said that no more 
beautiful, correct, or useful edition of the 
Heptameron has been published. 



OSCAR WILDE. 

OscarWiide. HAP.PY PRINCE (THE), and other Tales, by 
Oscar Wilde. Large paper, with 3 etchings on 
India paper by Walter Crane, in two states 
and head-pieces {on India paper) and culs-de- 
lampe by Jacomb Hood. Brilliant first 
impressions, impl. 8vo., vellum, choicely 
printed on Whatman's hand-made paper, 1888. 
Seventy-five copies printed on large paper, 
only sixty-five of which were offered for sale, 
each copy signed by the author and publisher. 
Price on application to the Publisher of this 
Catalogue. 



Arthur 
Machen. 



Curious* 

ARTHUR MACHEN. 

ANATOMY OF TOBACCO; or, Smoking 
Methodised, Divided, and Considered after a 
new fashion, by Leolinus Siluriensis (Arthur 
Machen, translator of the Heptameron and 
Chronicle of Clemendy). Cr. 8vo., vellum, 
1884, unopened leaves. 3s. 6d. 
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98, Great Russell Street, London, W.C. 

OBSERVATIONS SUE. L'HISTOIRE 
NATURELLE ; with curious coloured 

ANATOMICAL FOLDING PLATES. \tO.,old mottled 

calf gilt, Paris, 1752. 15 s. 



€t\tit OTorstfrip* 

MONUMENS CELTIQUES ; ou, Recherches m. Cambry. 
sur le Culte des Pierres, avec une Notice sur 
les Celtes et sur les Druides, par M. Cambry. 
With seven very large folding plates illus- 
trating Carnac and other Celtic remains. 8vo., 
tree calf gilt, Paris, 1805. 10s. 

A most suggestive inquiry into the history 
of stone worship, as exemplified by the re- 
mains in France, England, Greece, Italy, and 
the various countries of the East. It is a 
contribution to one of the most debated of 
questions, by whom, at what time, and for 
what end were the various megalithic monu- 
ments erected ? 



J-S.F. 
DEMONOLOGIA ; or, Natural Knowledge Re- J. s. f. 
vealed, an Expose of Ancient and Modern 
Superstitions in connection with Amulets, 
Demonology, Divination, Ghosts, Incanta- 
tions, Magic, Spells, Witchcraft, &c, &c, 
by J. S. F. With folding frontispiece. 2>vo., 
boards, uncut, 1831. 12s. 6d. 

/ M. LANGIUS. 

DE CORPORALI OBSESSIONE, Altdorfi, J. m. 
1700. — De Fascino per Usum et Vocem, by Langlus - 
M. J. Paschius, Wittenbergce, 1684, pp. 
42. 4s. 

Two curious treatises on Obsession and ' 
Fascination. 

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Bfbmatfom 

H. KIRCHENHOFFER. 

h. Kirchen- THE BOOK OF FATE, formerly in the posses- 
hofirer - sion of Napoleon, and now first rendered into 

English from an ancient Egyptian manuscript 
by H. Kirchenhoffer. With the scarce folding 
plate. 8vo., half calf gilt, 1828. Rare. 12 s. 6d. 
The editor thinks that the " oracle should 
not be consulted but when the Moon is at 
the full." The influence of the Moon is 
certainly very evident throughout the entire 
work. 

MDME. LE NORMAND. 

Mdme. le THE ORACLE OF HUMAN DESTINY ; or, 
Normand. the Tj nerr mg Foreteller of Future Events, and 

Interpreter of mystical Signs and Influences : 
through the medium of Common Cards, by 
Madame le Normand. The rare original 
with large folding coloured plate, boards, uncut, 
1825. 7s. 6d. 

. THOS. WELTON. 

Thos. MENTAL MAGIC: a Rationale of Thought 

weiton. Reading and its attendant Phenomena, and 

their Application to .... all secret and 
hidden things, &c, by Thos. Weiton. Frontis- 
piece, Post 410., cloth, 1884. 7 s. 6 d. 



Breams* 

RAPHAEL. 

Raphael. ROYAL BOOK OF DREAMS, from an ancient 
manuscript, containing one thousand and 
twenty-four oracles, by Raphael. Symbolical 
folding plate. 8vo., bds., 1830. 10s. 6d. 
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98, Great Russell Street, London, W.C. 

EDWARD W. LANE. 

AN ACCOUNT OF THE MANNERS AND £j£ ,rdW - 
CUSTOMS OF THE MODERN EGYPT- 
IANS,by E. W. Lane. Numerous cuts. 2 vols., 
sm. Svo., cloth gilt, 1846. 5s. 

With a most curious description of Egyptian 
charms, magic, and incantations. Lane con- 
fesses himself satisfied as to the good faith 
of the magician he consulted, and thoroughly 
puzzled by what was done in his presence. 



Jflagellatfom 

HISTORIA FLAGELLANTIUM. De secto et 
perverso Flagrorum usu apud Christianos. 
1 2 mo., orig. calf, gilt, sprinkled edges. Parisiis y 
1700. Fine Copy. Rare. 15s. 

An interesting contribution to the history 
of the practice of Flagellation, which, origin- 
ating in asceticism, ended, as the reader of 
this treatise will find, in serving quite another 
purpose. 

TUSCAN FAIRY TALES (taken down from the 
mouths of the people). 16 illustrations by 
J. Stanley, engraved by Edmund Evans. Post 
4to, cloth, gilt, n. d. 2s. 6d. 



C. W. KING, M.A. 
ANTIQUE GEMS : their Origin, Uses, and Value c. w. King. 
as Interpreters of ancient History, and as 
illustrative of ancient Art ; with Hints to 

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c. w. King. Gem Collectors. By Rev. C. W. King, M.A. 

Exquisite steel plates and numerous woodcuts. 
Svo., orig. cloth, uncut, i860. First edition. 
A splendid copy. 40s. 

The works of the late Rev. C. W. King on 
Gems are highly valuable not only on account 
of their archaeological and artistic interest, 
and the profuse and beautiful illustrations 
which accompany the text, but also as throw- 
ing much light on a peculiarly attractive 
byway of Occult Science, — the study of Talis- 
mans, Amulets, the Mystic Virtues of certain 
Stones, and, most curious of all, the Gems 
engraved by the various sects of the Gnostics. 
We would refer those interested in such 
subjects to the sections on Astrological In- 
tagli, Mithraic Intagli, Serapic Intagli, 
Gnostic Gems, Gnostic Amulets, Isiac 
Symbols and Grylli, which will be found in 
the " Antique Gems " and the " Handbook." 

THE HANDBOOK OF ENGRAVED GEMS, 
by C. W. King, M.A. With numerous illus- 
trations. 8vo. orig. cloth, gilt, uncut, 1866. 
Fine clean copy. 20s. 

Mrs. CROWE. 
Mrs. Crowe. THE SEERESS OF PREVORST, being reve- 
lations concerning the inner-life of man, and 
the inter-diffusion of a world of spirits in the 
one we inhabit : from the German of Justinus 
Kerner, by Mrs. Crowe. With the scarce folding 
plate. Sm. Svo., orig. cloth, 1845. 12s. 6d. 

The large folding plate of the " Sunsphere " 
and the " Spirit World " is worthy of Robert 
Fludd or Trithemius. This work, the 
extraordinary picture of a mysterious "mag- 
netic life," in which seeing, hearing, and 
feeling were superseded by the clear sight of 
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the seer, is too well known to need any Mrs. Crowe. 
description. 

SECRETS OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD 
laid open ; or, an universal HISTORY OF 
APPARITIONS, sacred and prophane, 
whether angelical, diabolical, or departed 
souls, &c, &c. 6 curious engraved copper 
plates. \21no., calf, 1700. Rare. 12s. 



6tto0tir&m. 

/. MATTER. 
HISTOIRE CRITIQUE DU GNOSTICISME, J. Matter, 
et de son Influence sur les Sectes religieuses 
et philosophiques des six premiers Siecles de 
l'Ere chretienne, par Jacques Matter, with 18 
plates, two of them being very large 
folding ones, illustrating Gnostic Gems, 
Inscriptions, Diagrams, Kabbalah, &c. 3 vols. 
8vo., wrapper, uncut, Paris, 1828. 25s. 

This invaluable work on Gnosticism (com- 
prising upwards of 900 pages) points out the 
various sources from which the Gnostics drew 
the articles of their faith : Pythagoreanism, 
Platonism, the teachings of Philo-Judaeus, 
Eastern Religions especially Zoroastrianism 
and Kabbalism ; summarises the teachings of 
the Gnostic teachers, Euphrates, Simon 
Magus, Cerinthus, Cerdion, &c, and gives a 
full and minute history of the various Gnostic 
sects of Syria, Egypt, and Italy. The plates, 
besides illustrating the Gems engraved by the 
Gnostics, contain diagrams of the Sephiroth 
and of the Gnostic system of "^Eons," 
beginning with " Bythos " and "Sige," and 
terminating with Jesus, an Ophite diagram, 
and a facsimile of a most curious inscription 
headed by a winged chariot drawn by two 
serpents. It is an open secret that the Rev. 
C. W. King's work on the subject is chiefly 

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j. Matter. valuable as an excellent catalogue raisonne of 

Gnostic Gems ; while the " Histoire Critique " 
is an exhaustive account of all the mysteries 
of Gnostic teaching. 

GODFRE Y JUGGINS. 

HiggTnl HOR.E SABB ATICE ; or, an Attempt to correct 
certain Superstitions and vulgar Errors 
respecting the Sabbath, by GODFREY 
HIGGINS. 8vo., wrapper, uncut, 1833. 
7s. 6d. 

Sermettr* 

HARGRA VE JENNINGS. 
{See also Phallicism.) 

Hargrave DIVINE PYMANDER of Hermes Mercurius 
jenmngs. Trismegistus in XVII books, translated from 

the Arabic by Dr. Everard (1650); with 
Introduction and Preliminary Essay, by Har- 
grave J ennings . With emblematical frontispiece. 
4to., vellum, uncut, 1884, fine copy, scarce. 
20s. 

Edition limited to 200 copies. This choice 
reprint has long been exhausted, and is now 
very scarce. 

Habala* 

S. L. MACGREGOR MATHERS. 

s. L.Mac THE KABBALAH UNVEILED, containing 
Makers. tne following books of the Zohar: — 1. The 

Book of Concealed Mystery. 2. The Greater 
Holy Assembly. 3. The Lesser Holy As- 
sembly. Translated from the Latin of Von 
Rosenroth, and collated with the original 
Chaldee and Hebrew text, by S. L. MacGregor 
Mathers. Plates. 8vo., cloth. 9s. 6d. 
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BARON KNORR VON ROSENROTH. 

KABBALA DENUDATA seu Doctrina Heb- Baron 
raeorum Transcendentalis et Metaphysica, &c. roth. 
With symbolical frontispiece and folding plate. 
2 vols., 4to., vellum, sprinkled edges, Sulzbaci, 
1677. Fine copy, very rare. 63s. 

Amongst the contents of this very scarce 
volume may be noted the famous "Sohar," 
or, Book of Splendour, and the treatise on 
Alchemy known as "^Esch Mezareph," or 
Purifying Fire. 

M.J. TRITHEMIUS. 
POLYGRAPHIE et Universale Escriture caba- "-. J- . 

.. , . . Trithemius. 

hstique de M. J. Trithemius : avec les tables 
et figures concernants Peffaict et Intelligence 
de Focculte escriture, &c. Curious movable 
plates and magical alphabets. /\to., vellum, 
Amstel, 1626. 20s. 

Naudaeus, though defending Trithemius 
from the suspicion of being a magician, con- 
fesses that his Steganographie is " a treatise 
stuffed with the names of devils and full of 
invocations." And the reader of the Poly- 
graphie, when he finds Trithemius giving the 
names and functions of the " Intelligences " 
of the Planets, and certain strange alphabets, 
one of " Hichus, an ancient diviner " ; another 
by which " Honorius secretly described the 
rules and ordinances of magic " ; and a third 
in use among the Alchemists, will conclude 
that if Trithemius was not a magician he had 
certainly an extensive knowledge of the sub- 
ject. It seems, indeed, possible that under 
the pretence of giving instructions for secret 
writing, — not a very mysterious subject, — 
Trithemius has concealed some most 
interesting and singular matter, which may 
possibly yield its key to the patient investi- , 
gator. Witness what he himself says : " I 

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~-.7- have determined to hide it and conceal it 

Trithemius. . 

mystically under unknown signes, and figures 
and numbers, since the storms of night are 
more terrible than those at day." And again, 
he says, he was compelled to use concealment, 
" lest my meaning should be known and 
understood by any one." 



iftagfc 

HENRY CORNELIUS AGRTPPA. 

Cornelius THE VA] ^ ITY 0F ARTS AND SCIENCES, 

AgHppa. by Henry Cornelius Agrippa. Fine portrait. 

8vo., calf, gilt, 1694. Nice clean copy. 20s. 
Here are some of his chapters : Of Chiro- 
mancy, Of Judicial Astrology, Of Witchcraft, 
Of the Cabalists, Of Necromancy, Of Al- 
chemy ; in which we find the greatest magician 
of his age, and one of the greatest magicians 
of any age, arraigning ^the sciences which won 
him fame with some and infamy with others, 
and dismissing them with a Vanitas vanitatum, 
omnia sunt vanitas. Beyond the curious 
information it gives us concerning all the 
occult systems and methods, and the wit and 
bitterness of those essays, De Lenonia, De 
Matrimonio, and the like, the book has its 
own specific interest as something altogether 
unique in literature, and the reflection of a 
most unique and wonderful man. 

EMMA HARDINGE BRITTEN 
Emma ART MAGIC ; or, Mundane, Sub-mundane, and 

BrTtten 26 Super-mundane Spiritism. Plates. Large 8vo., 

cloth, gilt, New York, 1876. Very rare. 
63s. 

" Descriptive of Art Magic, Spiritism, the 
different Orders of Spirits, with Directions for 
invoking, controlling, and discharging Spirits, 
and the Uses and Abuses, Dangers and Possi- 
bilities of Magical Art." 
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F T. CAMPANELLA. 

DE SENSU RERUM ET MAGIA, Libri £J panelIa 
quatuor, pars mirabilis occultae philosophise, 
&c, Francofurti, 1620. CI VITAS SOLIS, 
Francofurti. 1623. In one vol., 4/0., calf. 15s. 

Campanella's aim was to explain the nature , 
of the Universe according to the views of the 
NeoplatonistsandCabalists: hence more than 
ordinary interest attaches to this work, which 
he devoted to the subject of magic. He 
appears to have been a firm believer in 
astrology and in occult qualities of all 
kinds ; witness his chapters on the " Gestures 
and Signs which have a magic power." " De 
Magia Diaboli," the Appendix on the Spirits 
of the Dead, and the singular discourse on 
" Magia ad Generationem." 

THE CONJUROR'S MAGAZINE ; or, Magical 
and Physiognomical Mirror, including a 
superb edition of Lavater's Essays on 
Physiognomy, .... Astrologer's Maga- 
zine, and Philosophical Miscellany, &c. 3 
plates and numerous cuts, illustrative of palm- 
istry, astrology, 6°<r. 3 vols, in 2, tree calf gilt, 
yellow edges, nice clean copy, very rare. 1792- 

94- 35S- m 

Containing the three frontispieces which are 
usually missing. The reader of these volumes 
will not fail to be struck with the admirable 
manner in which the design of the magazine 
was carried out. The subjects treated of 
include Astrology, Palmistry, Lives of 
Magicians, Apparitions and Dreams, Witch- 
craft, Divination, Magic, Rosicrucianism, the 
Divining Rod, the Sympathetic Powder, 
Alchemy, Demonology, &c, &c, with trans- 
lations and selections from Albertus's " Secrets 
of Nature," and other works on various 
branches of Occult Science. It is a matter of 

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Camp'aneiia. surprise that something of the same kind is 

not attempted at the present day ; the want is 
certainly not supplied by the harmless 
theosophical futilities of " Lucifer." 

DANIEL DE FOE. 

geFoe. SYSTEM OF MAGIC ;_ or, a History of the Black 
Art, being an Historical Account of Mankind's 
Dealings with the Devil. With curious frontis- 
piece. 8vo., panelled calf, gilt, blind tooling on 
sides, yellow edges, 1728, very fine copy. 18s. 

/ GAFFARELL. 
j.Gaffareii. CURIOSITATES INAUDIT^E DE FIGURIS 
PERSARUM TALISMANICIS, Horoscopo 
Patriarcharum et Characteribus Coelestibus, 
Jacobi Gaffarelli. With engraved title and 14 
very curious folding plates, two very large, 

ILLUSTRATING THE " CELESTIAL CHAR- 
ACTERS " of the Northern and Southern 
Heavens. Sm. 8vo., vellum, Hamburgi, 1676. 

J 5 S - 

On the various kinds of talismans, celestial 

figures, the mode of their preparation, their 
virtues and efficacy ; on the diabolical talis- 
mans, the primitive Eastern astrologers, the 
manner of divination by the shapes of the 
clouds, the philosopher's stone, the signatures 
of the planets, &c, &c. It would be im- 
possible in a short space to give any just idea 
of the extraordinary multiplicity of subjects 
treated by the author and his commentator ; 
it will be sufficient to call the reader's atten- 
tion to the notes on Alchemy, which contain 
some most curious quotations from Hermetic 
writers, bearing on the various names given to 
the Philosopher's Stone, the various accounts 
of the First Matter, and the various ways of 
setting about the Work. For example, one 
writer says, " This stone (which is no stone) 
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has a soul and blood, and is called Rebis ; j. Gaffareii, 
that is, one thing made of two, of soul and 
body, of Sol and Luna, of wet and cold, and 
dry and hot." Among the plates are figured 
the Syrian Teraphim, Isis, Apis, and " Succoth 
Benoth seu Venus Babylonia," symbolised 
curiously enough by a hen and chickens. 

/ G. GODELMANN. 

TRACTATUS DE MAGIS VENEFICIS ET J o £ elmann 
LAMIIS, de que his recte cognoscendis et 
puniendis, propter varias hominum sententias, 
&c, &c, a Joanne G. Godelmanno. a^to., calf, 
gilt, Francoforti, 1591. 15 s. 

Contains some wonderful and awful his- 
tories of " pacts " with demons and their 
result, of Fascination, Incantations, Necro- 
mancy, " execranda Magiae species," the ritual 
of which the author is at pains to describe, of 
the Arioli " who take counsel of the devil in a 
crystal or a glass," with the story of the citizen 
of Nuremberg and his Magic Ring, Catoptro- 
mancy, Hydromancy ; of the Lapps, who know 
by magic arts what is happening afar off; the 
Cabala, that peculiar magic " ligare ligulam," 
Magic Consecrations, the Magical Cure of 
Disease by Amulets and by the methods of 
Paracelsus, and the teaching of that Occultist 
on the Unspeakable Name ; in fact, the work 
is a compendium of the Black Art and almost 
as great a store-house of weird and old-world 
tales as Burton. 



WILLIAM GODWIN. 

LIVES OF THE NECROMANCERS ; or, an 
Account of the most eminent Persons who 
have claimed, or to whom has been imputed, 

the EXERCISE OF MAGICAL POWER. Zvo., half 

morocco, 1834. 15 s. 

On Chiromancy, Astrology, Sorcery, Necro- 

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Godwin. 



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Godwi?. mancy, Talismans, Alchemy, Rosicrucians, 

&c, with accounts of Albertus Magnus, Peter 
of Apono, Raymond Lully, Arnold of Villa- 
nova, Cornelius Agrippa, Paracelsus, Cardan, 
Nostradamus, Dr. Dee, &c, &c. 

W. HO WITT. 

w.Hcwitt. HISTORY OF MAGIC, translated from the 
German of J. Ennemoser by William 
Howitt ; to which is added an appendix of 
the most remarkable and most authentic 
stories of Apparitions, Dreams, Second Sight, 
Somnambulism, Predictions, Vampires, Witch- 
craft, &c, &c. 2 vols., post Svo., cloth, 1854. 
9s. 

ELIPHAS LEVI. 

Eiiphas CLEF DES GRANDS MYSTERES : La Science 
des Esprits, Revelation du Dogme Secret des 
Kabbalistes — Histoire de la Magie — Dogme 
et Rituel de la Haute Magie, par Eiiphas 
Levi. With numerous plates. 5 vols, in all, 
Svo., wrapper, unopened leaves, 1860-65. 
£l> ios. 

HENR Y MO RLE Y. 

Henry THE L ife OF HENRY CORNELIUS 

Money. AGRIPPA VON NETTESHEIM. By Hy. 

Morley. Cuts, 2 vols, in 1, half-calf gilt, red 
edges. 1856. 12s. 6d. 

-Those who are not inclined to read through 
the works of Agrippa in the original Latin 
will find in the above an excellent and 
minute account of the strange life and stranger 
theories of this central figure among the ma- 
gicians. Agrippa was a Cabalist, and an 
admirable summary of the Cabalistic system 
is given ; as also of astrology, talismans, invo- 
cations of spirits, the occult powers of the 
numbers, the seals of the stars, the use of 
suffumigations, alchemy, magical arithmetic, 
geometrical characters, and all that world of 
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wonders in which Agrippa lived and of which Henry 
he taught. " Morley - 

G. NAUD&US. 

THE HISTORY OF MAGICK, by way of G.Naudxus. 
apology for all the wise men who have been 
unjustly reputed magicians. Englished by 
J. Davies. Small Svo., calf, gilt. 1657. 
12s. 6d. 

The author, after first dividing Magic into 
Divine, Theurgic, or White, and Black, or 
Diabolical, explaining the distinctions between 
these three branches, and denouncing the 
last, or Black Magic, as " occulta non minus 
quam tetra et horribilis," proceeds to give the 
reasons which make persons suspected of 
being magicians, and then to the most im- 
portant portion of his task, — a most useful 
and curious series of lives of magicians. 
Among these great men are Zoroaster, Or- 
pheus (whose life gives us some strange 
glimpses of the weird magic of the Greek), 
which lingered on in later times in Thraces, 
Pythagoras, Empedocles, Jamblichus, Geber, 
Artephius, Peter d'Apono, Paracelsus, Agrip- 
pa, &c, &c. A wonderful list ! 

P. POMPONATIUS. 

PETRI POMPONATII DE NATURALIUM p. P°m P o- 
EFFECTUUM CAUSIS, sive de Incanta- natms> 
tionibus, Opus Abstrusioris Philosophise 
plenum, \21no. Original limp vellum, Basil. 
1556. Rare. 15s. 

The most important work of one of the 
most profound thinkers of the revival of phi- 
losophy in the fifteenth century. The book 
is an inquiry into the grounds on which all 
magic arts, incantations, " Maleficia " {quibus 
impeditur carnalis copula), geomancy, chiro- 
mancy, divination in the crystal, rest; the 

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p. Pompo- author seeming to be doubtful whether to 

assign the source of magic to the influence of 
spirits or to the constellations. 

/. B. PORTA. 
j. b. Porta. MAGLE NATURALIS, LIBRI VIGINTI. By 
John Baptist Porta. Engraved frontispiece 
and numerous cuts, \2n10., vellum, Amstel. 
with the Sphere. 1664. 670 pp. 10s. 

The fifth book is on the " Transmutation 
of Metals," and the seventh on the " Wonders 
of the Magnet." 

A. T. THOMSON. 

Thomson. PHILOSOPHY OF MAGIC, Prodigies, and 
Apparent Miracles, from the French of 
Eusebe Salverte, with notes, by A. T. Thom- 
son, M.D. 2 vols., 8vo., half calf, 1846. 
12s. 6d. 

ARTHUR ED WARD WA1TE. 
Arthu^ THE MYSTERIES OF MAGIC : a Digest of 
Wake! the Writings of Eliphas Levi. With bio- 

graphical and critical essay by Arthur E. 
Waite. Cuts, Svo. cloth. 9s. 6d. 



JACOB BEHME. 

Jacob AURORA : that is, the Day-Spring, or Dawning 

Behme. Q f ^ e y_) a y j n ^ e Q r ient, or Morning Redness 

in the Rising of the Sun, &c, by Jacob 

Behme. Sm. 4I0., roan gilt, title neatly mounted, 

1656. Rare. 42s. 

Autograph of Fred. Hockley. 

THE EPISTLES OF JACOB BEHMEN, aliter, 

Teutonicus Philosophus, very useful and 

necessary for those that read his writings, 

translated out of the German language. Sm. 

5° 



98, Great Russell Street, London, W.C. 



4to., old calf gilt, 1649. A few marginal Jacob 
notes. The very rare first English 
Edition. 42s. 

"This knowledge," writes the editor, "this 
precious Pearle of Light, this Garland and 
Crowne of Virgin Sophia, which surpasseth all . 
the beauty and treasure of this World ; this 
Universal Touchstone, to try and finde out 
the qualities and virtues of all things, this 
Heavenly Tincture, this true Philosophers' 
Stone .... is only obtained in the new 
birth." Are we, then, to look upon Jacob 
Behmen as an alchemist, and to search in his 
Epistles, his Threefold Life, and Clavis 
for those mysterious teachings which some 
have said are contained in the strange 
allegories of the mediaeval alchemists, which 
may prove to be the teachings of an even 
stranger and more wonderful science than 
that of the transmutation of metals ? 

THE WORKS OF TACOB BEHMEN, THE 
TEUTONIC THEOSOPHER : containing, 
1, The Threefold Life of Man ; 2, Answers to 
forty questions concerning the Soul ; 3, 
treatise of the Incarnation ; 4, the Clavis : 
or an explanation of some principal points 
and expressions in his writings. With 
figures, illustrating his principles, left by the 
Rev. William Law, M.A. afo., old calf, 1 763. 

NICE CLEAN COPY WITH LARGE MARGIN. 30S. 



E. N. DENNYS. 

ALPHA (THE) : a Revelation, but no Mystery, 
by Edward N. Dennys. %vo., cloth, uncut, 
1868. Name on title-page, otherwise 

CLEAN COPY. 7s. 6d. 

A work written with the laudable object 
of discovering " the true basis of a Positive 
Philosophy and a Real Religion." 



E. N. 
Denny 



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DR. ANNA KINGSFORD AND ED WARD 
MAITLAND. 

Kin Iford THE PERFE CT WAY ; or, the Finding of Christ. 
and Edward With illustrative diagrams. By Dr. Anna 

Maitknd. Kingsford and Ed. Maitland/ Sm. tfo. 

Syinbolical designs on cover, doth. New edition. 

12s. 6d. 

JOHN NORRIS, M.A. 
johnNorris, COLLECTION OF MISCELLANIES : con- 
sisting of Poems, Essays, Discourses, and 
Letters, by John Norris, M.A. 8vo., calf, gilt. 
Oxford, 1687. 7s. 6d. 

By the well-known John Norris of Bemerton, 
a mystic who wrote in opposition to Locke, 
and whose poems remind one strangely of 
Madame Guyon's. 

THEOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS, by the 

Philadelphian Society, consisting of Memoirs, 
Conferences, Dissertations, &c, for the 
advancement of piety and divine philosophy. 
Curious folding plate, 4to., calf, gilt, 1697. 
Rare. 30s. 

These Transactions of a body of English 
Illuminati, apparently followers of Jacob 
Boehmen, contain many most interesting 
papers, chiefly on the Mystic Interpretation 
of Genesis, Theologia Mystica, the Cabbala, 
&c. We would direct the attention of the 
curious to the " Relation of the Apparition of 
a Spirit keeping the Treasures of the Earth;" 
the numerous extracts from the works of Jane 
Lead, the " Conference between Philochrysus 
andPhiladelphus" (treating of the true invisible 
gold, and proving that this world is a Dream 
and a Shadow) ; and the " Heavenly Jeru- 
salem," by Johanna Petersen. It is not too 
much to say that this volume represents a 
most singular phase in the history of English 
occultism. 
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98, Great Russell Street, London, W.C. 



R. A. VAUGHAN 
HOURS WITH THE MYSTICS, by Robt. 
Alfred Vaughan. New Edition, 2 vols, 8vo., 
cloth, gilt. 1 6s. 

On early Oriental Mysticism, the Mysticism 
of the Neo-Platonists, German Mysticism in 
the 14th Century, Persian Mysticism in the 
Middle Ages, Theosophy in the Age of the 
Reformation, Paracelsus, Behmen, the Rosi- 
crucians, &c, 



R. A. 

Vaughan. 



Robert 
Howard. 



ROBERT HOWARD. 
REVELATIONS OF EGYPTIAN MYS- 
TERIES and Allegories of the Greek Lyric 
Poets, clearly interpreted by Robt. Howard. 
8vo. cloth, gilt, unopened leaves, 1850. 153. 

BARON DE SACK 
RECHERCHES SUR LES MYSTERES du Barcn 
Paganisme, par le Baron de Sainte-Croix, deSac y- 
revue et corrigee par le Baron de Sacy. 
Folding plates, 2 vols., Svo., half-calf, gilt. 
Paris, 1817. 21s. 

Briefly, the aim of the writer of this work 
has been to trace the source, development, 
teaching, ceremonies, and inner meaning of 
those peculiar institutions known as mysteries. 
Among those of which an account is given 
are the Mysteries of the Cabeiri at Samoth- 
race, the Eleusinian Mysteries, the Bacchic 
and Sabazian Mysteries, and the rites in 
honour of Mithras, Isis, and Cotytto. 

J. NEUHAEUSER. 
CADMILUS, sive de Cabirorum Cultu ac Mys- J a Neu ; 
teriis, scripsit Josephus Neuhaeuser. &vo. } 
wrapper. Lipsia, 1857. 3s. 

An enquiry into the nature of the Mysteries 
of the Cabeiri and of the three Cabeiric 
divinities, Axieros, Axiokersa, Axiokersos. 

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Baron 
Ouvaroff. 



BARON OUVAROFF. 
ESSAY ON THE MYSTERIES OF ELEUSIS, 
by M. Ouvaroff, translated by J. D. Price ; 
with Observations by J. Christie. With 
folding plate and two vignettes. 8vo., half- 
calf, 1817. 1 8s. 



W. GREGORY. 
w.Gregory. RESEARCHES ON MAGNETISM, ELEC- 
TRICITY, &c, in their Relation to the 
Vital Force, translated from the German of 
Karl Baron von Reichenbach, by W. 
Gregory. With 3 plates and 23 woodcuts. 
Demy 8vo., original cloth, uncut, 1850. 20s. 

ROBERT HUNT. 
THE POETRY OF SCIENCE; or, Studies of 
the Phenomena of Nature, by Robert 
Hunt. 8vo., cloth. First edition, 1848. 
3s. 6d. 

Has much interesting matter respecting the 
history of, and various theories concerning 
magnetism. 

W. SPENCE. 
w.spence. ESSAYS IN DIVINITY AND PHYSIC, with 
an Exposition of Animal Magnetism and 
Magic, by Wm. Spence, M.D. 8vo., bds., 
1792. 5s. 
With the author's autograph. 



Robert 
Hunt. 



B. Connor. 



My#tit &natomp* 

~B. CONNOR. 
EVANGELIUM MEDICI, seu Medicina Mystica ; 
de Suspensis Naturae Legibus, &c, by Bernard 
Connor, M.D. Sm. 8vo., old calf , gilt, 1697. 
15 s. Rare. 

A most extraordinary book, dealing with 
the mysteries of Generation and other 
recondite subjects. 
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98, Great Russell Street, London, W.C. 



F. BARRETT. 



F. Barrett. 



Cardan. 



MAGUS (The), or Celestial Intelligencer ; being a 
Complete System of Occult Philosophy, con- 
taining the Cabalistic Art, Natural and 
Celestial Magic, Alchymy, Talismanic 
Magic, Ceremonial Magic, &c, &c, by 
Francis Barrett, F.R.C. With portrait and 23 
coloured engravings, plates, magical diagrams, 
&c. 4/0. half-calf, top edges gilt, by Zaehnsdorf 
1 80 1. The rare first edition, fine copy. 
50s. 

Also a Reprint of the above, half-calf. 
30s. 

JEROME CARDAN. 

HIERONYMI CARDANI Mediolanensis Opera J - 
Omnia, cura Caroli Sponii. With fine portrait, 
10 vols, folio, old mottled calf, gilt. Lugduni, 

1663. A SPLENDID COPY. £4 4S. 

An occult library can scarcely be said to be 
complete without the writings of the great 
Jerome Cardan, a man of superior acquire- 
ments to Paracelsus, who cast the glamour of 
his own peculiar and original turn of thought 
over almost every science then known to the 
learned. Cardan has been selected by Mr. 
Henry Morley with Cornelius Agrippa as one 
of the greatest men of his time ; he was pro- 
foundly learned, and a great occultist. The 
whole of one of these volumes is devoted to 
the subject of Astrology, in which Cardan was 
more especially skilful. 

HENRY CHRISTMAS. 
CRADLE of the Twin Giants, Science and 
History, by Henry Christmas. 2 vols., 8vo., 
cloth, 1849. 12s. 6d. 

Valuable for its bibliography of the occult 
sciences and excellent accounts of Magic, 
Astrology, Cheiromancy, &c. 

55 



Henry 
Christmas. 



Thomas Marvell, 



Friswell. 



/. BAIN FRISWELL. 

j. Rain VARIA : Readings from Rare Books, by T. Kain 
Friswell . With fine vignette portraits of Para- 
celsus and Sir Thomas Browne. Original cloth, 
gilt, uncut, 1866. Fine copy. 7s. 6d. 

A remarkable series of studies containing 
much information, which it would be difficult 
for the reader to find elsewhere without going 
to the original authorities. Among the sub- 
jects of these biographies are Paracelsus, 
Nostradamus, Madame Guion, Michael 
Scot, and Thomas Aquinas. There is also 
an essay on "The Spirit World and its 
Literature." 

/. B. VAN BELMONT. 

J. B^yan TERNARY OF PARADOXES. The Magnetick 
cure of wounds, the nativity of 
, tartar in wine, the image of God in 
Man, written by J. B. Van Helmont, and 
translated by W. Charleton. 4/0., half-calf, 
gilt, 1650. Rare. 21s. 



Helmont. 



J. F. GAIL. 
j.F.Gaii. RECHERCHES SUR LA NATURE DU 
CULTE DE BACCHUS EN GRECE, et 
sur l'Origine de la Diversite de ses Rites, 
par J. F. Gail. 2>vo., half-calf gilt, Paris, 
1821. 10s. 6d. 

Explains the connexion between the wor- 
ship of Bacchus and the Phallic Rites, the 
Mysteries of Eleusis and the teachings of 
Pythagoras. It is well known that the wor- 
ship of the divinities Zagreus and Sabazios, 
identified with Bacchus, was of a highly 
mystical nature ; there seems, indeed, reason 
to suspect that the popular worship of 
Bacchus as a beneficent wine-god was a mere 
veil to a mysterious doctrine, not thought fit 
for the vulgar. 
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98, Great Russell Street, London, W.C. 

HARGRA VE JENNINGS. 

(See also Rosicrucians.) 
OBELISK (The) : Notices of the Origin, Pur- Hargrave 
pose, and History of Obelisks, by Hargrave J 6 " 1111188, 
Jennings, author of " The Rosicrucians," &c. 
Cuts, Svo., 62pp., wrapper, 1877. Scarce. 

5 s - 

Those familiar with the " Rosicrucians " 

and " Phallicism " of the author will not need 

to be informed of the meaning which he 

attaches to the mysterious obelisk. 

PHALLICISM, Celestial and Terrestrial, Heathen 
and Christian, its connexion with the Rosi- 
crucians and the Gnostics, and its Founda- 
tion in Buddhism. With an Essay on Mystic 
Anatomy, by Hargrave Jennings. Large Svo., 
orig. cloth, unopened leaves, 1884. Rare. 
42s. 

With the series of plates, illustrating the 
subject, which were presented, on application, 
by the publisher. The edition of this work 
was limited to 400 copies, and it has now 
been for some time out of print. As it will 
not be reprinted, it will probably command a 
high price in the course of the next few years. 
The intrinsic interest and curious nature of 
the work are too well known to need any 
comment. 

R. PA YNE KNIGHT. 
DISCOURSE ON THE WORSHIP OF R??y» e 
PRIAPUS, and its Connexion with the st ' 
Mystic Theology of the' Ancients, by 
Richard Payne Knight ; to which is added 
an Essay on the Worship of the Generative 
Powers during the Middle Ages of Western 
Europe. With the 40 plates. Large paper. 
4to., half -morocco, uncut, top edges gilt. 
Privately printed, 1865. A splendid copy. 
Very rare. ^10. 

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P. N ROLLE. 
p.N.Roiie. RECHERCHES sur le Culte de Bacchus, 
symbole de la Force Reproductive de la 
Nature, considere sous ses rapports gen£raux 
dans les Mysteres d'Eleusis, par P. N. 
Rolle. 3 vols., Svo., half-calf, uncut, top edges 
gilt, by Zaehnsdorf Paris, 1824. 63s. 

G Sch G - . SCH0PPIUS - 

P ius. c ° P PRIAPEIA, sive diversorum Poetarum in Priapum 
Lusus illustrati commentariis Gasparis 
Schoppii et aliorum. Sm. 8vo., mottled calf, 
gilt, Patavii, 1664. 10s. 6d. 

A collection of very unsavoury poems, of 
interest as bearing on the subject of Phallic 
Worship among the Romans, but almost as 
" unspeakable " as the humour of the Turk. 

JOHN SYDENHAM. 

John • BAAL DUROTRIGENSIS : A Dissertation 

ydenham. Qn ^ anc i ent co i ossa i figure at Cerne, with 

observations on the Worship of the Serpent 

and that of the sun. Frontispiece. Svo.,orig. 

cloth bd. 7 s. 6d. 

An interesting study on a difficult yet most 
engrossing subject. At the close of his 
remarks the author says, " The observant 
visitor to this memorial will discover indica- 
tions of the Phallic corruptions to which the 
worship of the all-vivifying sun invariably led ; 

FOR THOSE CORRUPTIONS UNQUESTIONABLY 

extended to this island." The interesting 
theory that Abury and Stonehenge were 
dracontiums or temples of serpent-worship, is 
fully discussed. 



$ortrafts>* 

A COLLECTION of 20 finely-engraved 

copper-plate PORTRAITS, containing 

among others The Indian Bacchus, A 

Priest of Bacchus, Poppcsa, wife of Nero, 

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98, Great Russell Street, London, W.C. 



Maecenas, Ptolemy, brother of Cleopatra, 
&c. Sm. \to., half-calf. ios. ' 



JULIAN THE APOSTATE. 
SELECT WORKS OF THE EMPEROR 
JULIAN, and some pieces of the Sophist 
Libanius, &c, translated by J. Duncombe, 
M.A. 2 vols., 8vo., tree-calf gilt, 1784. 5s. 

Illustrates an interesting epoch in the 
history of religions ; the attempt of Julian at 
the head of the old Philosophy and the old 
Faith to thrust back the already victorious 
Christians to the position of an obscure sect. 



W. &> E. DENTON. 
SOUL OF THINGS; or, Psychometric Re- 
searches and Discoveries, by Wm. and Eliz. 
Denton. Numerous Illustrations. 3 vols. 8vo., 
cloth. Boston, 1870, 1873, and 1874. 21s. 

" The air is one vast library, on whose pages 
are for ever written all that man has ever said, 
or v woman whispered." 



Julian the 
Apostate. 



W. & E. 
Denton. 



HARGRA VE JENNLNGS. 
THE ROSICRUCIANS : Their Rites and Hargrave 
Mysteries ; with chapters on the ancient J ennm « s - 
Fire and Serpent Worshippers, and Explana- 
tions of the Mystic Symbols represented in 
the Monuments and Talismans of the Pri- 
meval Philosophers. Plates and cuts. Crown 
8vo., cloth, 1879. ios. 6d. 

The misguided author of this well-known 
and certainly very curious book is under the 
impression that it is a comment on the 
writings of the Rosicrucian, Robert Fludd ; 

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whereas, if anything, it is a treatise on Phallic 
Worship. 

"LORENZO." 
"Lorenzo." MAID OF RENMORE ; or, Platonic Love, by 
Lorenzo. Small 8vo., half cloth, uncut, 1810. 
7s. 6d. 

Almost all the valuable matter in this book 
is contained in the voluminous appendix of 
notes, which give a good deal of interesting 
information about the Rosicrucians, Neo- 
Platonists, Paracelsists, Pythagoreans, Appo- 
lonius of Tyana, the Cabala, &c, &c. 

ARTHUR EDWARD WAITE. 

Edward THE REAL HISTORY of The Rosicrucians, 

waited founded on their own Manifestoes, and on Facts 

and Documents collected from the writings of 

initiated Members, by Arthur E. Waite. Cuts, 

crown &vo., emblazoned cloth. 7 s. 6d. 



Serpent Morsfttp* 

W. L. BARLES. 
j£ ^ DISSERTATION ON THE CELTIC DEITY 

TEUTATES, in proof of the Origin of the 
great Temple at Abury, by Rev. W. L. Barles. 
Cuts. Svo., boards, uncut, 1828. 10s. 
Presentation copy, with Author's autograph. 
The writer endeavours to prove that the 
Celts worshipped Thoth or Hermes Trisme- 
gistus ; that their mystic doctrines concerning 
the soul were derived from the same source 
as the teaching of Pythagoras ; that the Ser- 
pent of Avebury symbolised Eternal Life as 
taught by Thoth ; and quotes the following 
extraordinary confession of Celtic belief: 
" Zws is a mighty sphere producing a circle ; 
in it the earth revolves. The mighty sphere 
bhows the course of the self-puissant one ; the 
nature of his inherent wisdom illuminates the 
seat of animation, thence made prolific," &c. 
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98, Great Russell Street, London, W.C. 



£>pfritualfenu 

CHARLES MAURLCE DAVLES, D.D. 
MYSTIC LONDON ; or, Phases of Occult Life Charles 
in the Metropolis, by C. M. Davies. Large Dane's 06 
8vo., doth, 1875. 7s. 6d. 

A very interesting record of the state of 
Spiritualism in London in the early part of 
the seventies. Among the phases are, 
" Interviewing an Astrologer," " Psychological 
Ladies," "A Psychopathic Institution," " An 
Evening's Diablerie," " An Evening with the 
Higher Spirits," " A Seance for Sceptics," 
&c, &c. The reader will note that the 
Spirits have their fashions ; the procedure 
described by Dr. Davies differs considerably 
from the tricks now exhibited. 

ROBERT DALE OWEN. 
FOOTFALLS ON THE BOUNDARY OF Robert Dak 
ANOTHER WORLD, with Narrative Illus- ° wen - 
trations, by Robert D. Owen. 8vo., cloth, 
uncut. Trubner, i860. 7s. 6d. 



Calfemans. 

TEN. ALCOTT. 
NATIVITY : its Facts and Fancies, Legends and Ten. Aicott. 
Lore. An Almanac and Perpetual Calendar 
of Cabalistic Texts, Gems, Talismans, and 
Guardians, by Ten. Aicott. Coloured frontis- 
piece. Oblongfolio,cloth, New York, 1887. 7s. 6d. 

P. F. ARTE. 
DE PRODIGIOSIS NATURE et Artis Operi- p. f. Ar P e. 
bus, Talismanes et Amuleta, by P. F. Arpe. 
Sni. &vo., half-calf, red edges, by Zaehnsdorf 
Hamburgi, 17 17. 15s. 

A dissertation on the various kinds of 
talismans, with anecdotes of their use, and 
notices of the authors who have written on 
the subject. The author gives the mysterious 
words in use at Ephesus : Aski, Cataski Hex, 

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Tetrax Damnameneus, ^Esion, which will 
interest students of " mystery- languages." 
C. F MENESTRIER. 
MeLtrier LA PHILOSOPHIE DES IMAGES ENIG- 
MATIQUES, ou il est traite des Hiero- 
glyphiques, Oracles, Prophecies, Divinations, 
Talismans, Songes, de la Baguette, &c, par 
CI. F. Menestrier. Folding plate of talismans. 
Sm. 8vo. half -calf, gilt, Lyons, 1694. 15s. 

Contains some very curious information 
on that curious branch of occultism, the pre- 
paration and use of planetary talismans 
amongst the Gnostics, the worshippers of 
Mithras, and the Egyptians. The treatise on 
the use of the Divining-Rod is also note- 
worthy, the author evidently believing that 
this means of bringing to light the things of 
darkness is diabolical in its origin. 



Raptor tfje ipiatmtfet 

t. Taylor. TH E CRATYLUS, PHAEDO, PARMENIDES, 
and TIM^EUS of PLATO, translated from 
the Greek by Thomas Taylor, with notes and 
introduction. Svo., yellow, calf, gilt. 1793. 15s. 

TRANSLATIONS from the Greek of PLO- 
TINUS, ON SUICIDE, &c. With 
additional notes from Porphyry and 
Proclus, by Thomas Taylor. \2mo., 
original boards, uncut, spotless copy. 1834. 
12s. 6d. Only 250 printed. 

FIVE BOOKS OF PLOTINUS, viz. : on Felicity; 
the Nature and Origin of Evil ; Providence ; 
Nature, Contemplation, and the One ; the 
Descent of the Soul ; translated from the 
Greek, with introduction, by Thomas Taylor. 
Svo.. tree calf, gilt. 1794. 7s. 6 d. 

TWO TREATISES OF PROCLUS, the Platonic 
Successor, &c, translated by Thomas Taylor. 
i2»io., orig. boards, wicut, unopened leaves, spot- 
less copy. 1833. 12s. 6d. Only 250 printed. 
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98, Great Russell Street, London, W.C. 

THE .FRAGMENTS that remain of the lost T - Taylor - 
WRITINGS of PROCLUS, surnamed the 
Platonic Successor, translated from the Greek 
by Thomas Taylor. \2n10., orig. boards, 
uncut, spotless copy. 1825. 12s. 6d. 



* 



* Only 250 printed. 



SALLUST ON THE GODS and the World ; and 
the PYTHAGORIC SENTENCES of Demo- 
philus, &c, translated from the Greek (by 
Thomas Taylor). Large paper, Svo. calf, gilt. 
1793. 10s. 6d. 

TRANSLATIONS from the Greek, Golden 
Sentences of Democrates, Pythagoric Symbols, 
Explanations of Jamblichus, &c, to which are 
added the Pythagoric Sentences, by Mr. 
Thomas Taylor. 8vo.,bds., 1804. 12s. 6d. 

A DISSERTATION ON THE ELEUSINIAN 
AND BACCHIC MYSTERIES. 8vo., 

Cambridge, calf extra, gilt, yellow top, uncut, 
Amsterdam, n. d. The scarce first edition. 

35 s - 

We would direct the attention of students 
to the above collection of works by that 
extraordinary man, Thomas Taylor, a 
Neoplatonist philosopher in the eighteenth 
century. His works, little appreciated at 
their publication, were mostly issued in 
extremely limited editions : hence their 
scarcity at the present time, when the extra- 
ordinary character and great interest of 
Taylor's researches are generally recognised 
among occultists. Those who have read his 
works, translations, and comments know that 
the schools of Alexandria and the secret 
recesses of Eleusis contain as great or greater 
wonders and as strange teachings as ever the 
brand-new " Ancient- Wisdom-Religion " im- 
ported from Thibet and New York. 

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T. Marvell, 98, Great Russell Street, W.C. 

HENRY S. OLCOTT. 

Henrys. THEOSOPHY, RELIGION, AND OCCULT 
SCIENCE, by Henry S. Olcott. With glossary 
of Eastern Words. Cr. 8vo., cloth, 1885. 5s. 
G. WYLD. 

G.wyid THEOSOPHY AND THE HIGHER LIFE; 
or, Spiritual Dynamics and the Divine and 

Miraculous Man, G. W %vo., 

original cloth, 1880. 7s. 6d. 

An interesting work, as showing the amaz- 
ing difference between the teaching of the 
" Ancient- Wisdom-Religion " in 1880 and 
1888. The author has for some time ceased 
to be a member of the society, its teachings 
having become, to use a popular phrase, " too 
steep •" for him. The present copy has the 
book-plate of the late Mr. W. R. Wynch, of 
North Mymms, Hertfordshire. 



JOSEPH GL ANVIL, 
gseph SADDUCISMUS TRIUMPHATUS ; or, full and 

plain Evidence touching Witches and Appari- 
tions ; in two parts : the first treating of their 
possibility, the second of their real existence, 
by Joseph Glanvil, with a continuation by 
Henry More (the Platonist). With frontis- 
piece. 8vo. , old panelled calf rebacked, 1700. 17 s. 



Hama ^fjastra ^nrietp* 

SIR RICHARD F. BURTON 
ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS: 

a plain and literal translation of the Arabian 
Nights Entertainments; with explanatory notes 
on the manners and customs of Moslem Men. 
Complete in 16 vols. jQz°- 

1,000 copies were printed by the Kama 
Shastra Society for private subscribers only. 
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